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NPDES Wastewater Forms

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, Iowa DNR NPDES section is currently unable to receive hard copy permit applications and Notices of Intent via the United States Postal Service mail or other delivery services. However, we are still drafting and issuing individual and general NPDES permits.

Until further notice, please submit all 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.

Part F of the individual municipal/semipublic permit application and Form 5 of the individual industrial permit application require wet-ink 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 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, general permit fees for paper NOIs (those not submitted online), 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

For industrial, operation/land application, municipal - water treatment, municipal, and semipublic facilities. Also contains additional forms used in the individual permit application process (wasteload allocation form, treatment agreement form, variance request form).

Application forms for an NPDES permit for an Animal Feeding Operation are available on the AFO Forms page.

Until further notice, please submit all individual NPDES permit applications to the following email address: npdes.permit.application@dnr.iowa.gov

The individual permit application forms were updated in May 2019. The new forms have a different look than the old forms. In addition, minor changes in the required information have been made to the industrial forms. You may have received some of the old forms from the department; we will continue to accept these through June 30, 2020.


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 Permit 4: NOI and NOD for General Permit #4, for Discharge from On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems
  • General Permit 5: To submit an electronic NOI for General Permit #5 (Discharge from Mining and Processing Facilitie)s, use the link to the General Permits 5, 8 & 9 Database on the NPDES Databases page. To submit paper forms, see the forms section of the General Permit #5 webpage.
  • General Permit 6: Forms associated with General Permit #6, for Water Well Construction Related Wastewater
  • General Permit 7: Forms associated with General Permit #7, Pesticide General Permit
  • 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), use the link to the General Permits 5, 8 & 9 Database on the NPDES Databases page.  Paper NOIs are not available for General Permits #8 and #9.

NPDES Fee Invoices


Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Forms

Facility-specific electronic monitoring report forms for individual NPDES permits can be obtained from the Iowa DNR Regional Field Offices, as listed on the page linked above. DMR forms are also known as Monthly Operating Report forms, or MORs.


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.