General Info

Water Appropriation and Use Permit

Statewide Permit

In order to conserve, protect, and use water resources of the State in the best interests of the people of Maryland, it is necessary to control the appropriation or use of surface and underground waters. This permit is required for any activity that withdraws water from the State's surface and/ or underground waters unless exempted below. 

Valid for up to 12 years Revised : No Date
18 months Approval time
$0 Application cost
30-40 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Obtain local land use zoning approvals and check for consistency with county water and sewer plan.

Submit application for technical review and include:

a. Map of project location and service area or structure;

b. For subdivisions: a preliminary plan with lot sizes;

c. Explanation of water use;

d. Average daily use calculated on an annual basis;

e. For groundwater withdrawal, average daily use during the month of highest use

f. For surface water, maximum daily use.

Plans and specifications for any facility or structure or conduct and submit special evaluations as requested.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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Permit issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the permit?

Maryland Department of Environment
mde.maryland.gov

Contact information

John Grace

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?

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