General Info

Water and Sewerage Construction Permit

Statewide Permit

Water and sewerage construction permits are required by the Maryland Department of Environment before installing, extending or modifying community water supply and/or sewerage systems including treatment plants, pumping stations and major water mains and sanitary sewers.

The purpose of water and sewerage construction permit is to ensure that infrastructure projects throughout the State are designed on sound engineering principles and comply with State design guidelines to protect water quality and public health. These permits ensure conformity with local water and wastewater comprehensive plans and ensure that there is adequate funding for long-term operation.

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Valid for One time use Revised : No Date
3 months Approval time
$125-$2,000 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

A discharge permit must be issued first.

Applicants must show that the proposed facility is included in the current County Water and Sewerage Plan, and certify that the proposed facility will be operated either publicly or privately under a sound financial management plan.

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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Permit issuer



Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact information

Walid Saffouri

Address: 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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