Welcome to DEP's Environmental Resource Permitting
The Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) program regulates almost
all changes to the landscape that affect surface water flows. Changes to
the landscape include clearing, grading, construction of structures,
filling, and dredging, whether the work occurs in uplands, wetlands, or
other surface waters (including wetlands and waters that are isolated).
The program addresses impacts to resources caused by dredging and
filling in wetlands and other surface waters, as well as stormwater
runoff quality (stormwater treatment) and quantity (preventing flooding
of other properties, slowing down flow, and draining of surface and
An ERP permit is a regulatory permit issued by
the DEP, a water management district, or a delegated local program for
work that affects surface water flows.
ERP Online Help provides the information
and help you need to fill out a complete application, in addition to
quick access to forms, rules, publications and important permitting