Land disturbance permits are required for disturbance of one acre or greater (Phase I affected disturbance of five acres or greater.)  This requirement applies statewide.

Electronic Permitting

In order to improve efficiency and customer service, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has transferred to an electronic process for obtaining General Missouri State Operating Permits for land disturbance activities. This process is known as Electronic Permitting or ePermitting for short. The ePermitting system is designed to allow you the user to receive a land disturbance permit in minutes as compared to days or weeks with the submittal of a paper application. As of Sept. 1, 2012, the department no longer processes paper applications for land disturbance activities unless the applicant can provide specific criteria why they cannot use the ePermitting system. If you are unable to apply for a land disturbance permit through ePermitting, please contact your local department regional office regarding other application options. A regional office map and contact information for the office in your area is available online. For more information about the ePermitting process or to begin your application visit the ePermitting information Web page

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Construction Sites

Best Management Practices for Construction Site Activities

Certification Training and Exam Options

  • American Public Works Association Certified Stormwater Manager (CMS)  for experts in the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These individuals assist in administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs.
  • CISEC - Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (national program)
  • EnviroCert International - Provides oversight and direction for the following certification programs.
  • Stormwater USA - Get your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan straight : Online Stormwater training and certification. Compliance Inspections and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.