Water Division Forms and Instructions

John Bailey, Permits Branch Manager

(501) 682-0629


NEW Do your permitting online! Most General NPDES Permits and General No-Discharge Permits may be completed and submitted online through the ADEQ ePortal site. See which permits may be submitted electronically:

  • Select Organization. A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Scroll to Water Division, General NPDES Permits or No-Discharge Permits to find form selections.
  • Before you submit your paperwork, note: Before using ePortal, register online then download and complete the ADEQ Electronic Signature Agreement form and mail it to the Electronic Signature Agreement Committee, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Why use ePortal?

The ADEQ ePortal system is an online service that allows the public to submit electronically permit applications, registration forms, reports, and other forms to ADEQ in a secure, online environment. After submitting a form, this system also allows the progress of the submission to be tracked.


1. General Permit Forms

2. Discharge Permits Forms

3. No-Discharge Permits Section

(For more information in regard to each Form please click on No-Discharges Permits Forms)

Individual Permits Applications

  General Permits Applications

No-Discharge Associated Forms

4. Short Term Activity Authorization

Work in waters of the State require a short term activity authorization (STAA) by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and may require a Corp of Engineers (USACE) permit.

For non-disaster related federal permits, contact the Corp of Engineers directly