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NPDES Wastewater Forms

The Iowa DNR NPDES section is encouraging applicants to submit individual permit applications electronically. Please submit individual NPDES permit applications to the following email address: npdes.permit.application@dnr.iowa.gov. Email attachment size is limited to 25 MB. Please use zip files or other options to submit attachments greater than 25 MB and communicate that in your email submittal. Only individual permit applications will be accepted at this email address.

Part F of the individual municipal/semipublic permit application and Form 5 of the individual industrial permit application require signatures. Please sign Part F or Form 5 according to the instructions, scan the form, attach it to an email, and send it with the other appropriate application forms to the previously noted email address. Electronic signatures are also acceptable.

Electronic Notices of Intent for the storm water General Permits, #1, #2, and #3 may be submitted online using the Storm Water Permits Database. Notices of Intent for General Permits #5, #8, and #9 may be submitted online using the General Permits 5, 8 & 9 Database.

Individual NPDES permit application fees, individual permit amendment fees, and the completed fee invoices must still be mailed to the Wallace Building at: Iowa Department of Natural Resources Attn: NPDES Section, 502 East 9th St., Des Moines IA 50319-0034.

There are several types of forms that are required to be submitted to comply with the Iowa DNR's individual and general NPDES permits. The basic types of forms are listed below. Please follow the links for more information on and links to the forms.


Individual Permit Application Forms

Individual Application Forms webpage

Application forms for industrial, operation/land application, municipal - water treatment, municipal, and semipublic facilities are available on the above webpage. Additional forms used in the individual permit application process, including the wasteload allocation form, treatment agreement form, and variance request form are also available.

Until further notice, please submit all individual NPDES permit applications to the following email address: npdes.permit.application@dnr.iowa.gov. Only individual permit applications will be accepted at this email address; General Permit NOIs and NODs will not be accepted.

AFO Forms webpage

Application forms and the application fee invoice for an NPDES permit for an Animal Feeding Operation are available on the webpage linked above.


General Permit Forms - electronic and paper Notices of Intent (NOI) and Notices of Discontinuation (NOD)

  • General Permits 1, 2, and 3: Proceed to the Online Storm Water General Permit Application to apply online for authorization under storm water General Permit #1 (Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity), #2 (Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity for Construction Activities), or #3 (Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activity from Asphalt Plants, Concrete Batch Plants, Rock Crushing Plants and Construction Sand and Gravel Facilities). Proceed to the storm water Guidance and Application Forms page to obtain paper NOI and NOD forms.
  • General Permits 8 and 9: To submit an electronic NOI for General Permit #8 (Hydrostatic Testing, Ballasting, and Water Lines) or General Permit #9 (Dewatering and Residential Geothermal), proceed to the General Permits 5, 8 & 9 Database. Paper NOIs are not available for General Permits #8 and #9.

NPDES Fee Invoices

  • Individual permit fee invoices webpage - Application, Annual, and Amendment fee invoices for individual non-storm water NPDES permits. Individual NPDES permit fees and the completed fee invoices must be mailed to the Wallace Building at: Iowa Department of Natural Resources Attn: NPDES Section, 502 East 9th St., Des Moines IA 50319-0034.

Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms

DMR Forms Webpage 

Facility-specific electronic monitoring report forms for individual NPDES permits can be obtained from the Iowa DNR Regional Field Offices. DMR forms are also known as Monthly Operating Report forms, or MORs. Refer to the webpage for more information.


Other Wastewater Forms and Information


Questions Regarding NPDES Wastewater Forms

If you have questions on any of the above forms, please contact Courtney Cswercko at Courtney.Cswercko@dnr.iowa.gov.