Stream & Wetland Permitting

Background Information:

Any proposed activity or structure located in or along a stream or wetland is likely to require a permit. There are regulations, known as the Chapter 105, Waterway Management rules and regulations that were created to protect the health, safety, welfare and property of the people; and to protect natural resources, water quality and the carrying capacity of water courses. These regulations are primarily administered by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), however, the Conservation District has been delegated to administer parts of this program by providing information and acknowledging certain types of permits for water obstruction and encroachment activities. Activities and structures in or near a regulated stream or its adjacent floodway are administered by this program. A regulated stream is any channel with defined bed and banks that can convey water. It can be natural or man-made, perennial or intermittent.