The Missouri Department of Natural Resources now offers land disturbance permits online.
Land disturbance permits are one of the most commonly requested permits from the department and Missourians can now apply online and receive them in minutes instead of weeks.
The new system, called ePermitting, provides builders, contractors and developers with easy and convenient online access to apply for, pay for and print a land disturbance permit 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of their home, office or jobsite.
A land disturbance permit is required for any project that results in the disturbance of one acre of land or more. The purpose of the permit is to make sure steps are taken by the permit holder to prevent erosion from the site from polluting local waterways.
Once the department has had time to assess online permitting for land disturbance permits, work will begin to add other permits to the online process.
The department has developed a series of orientation videos designed to help permit seekers with the online process. A link on the department home page, www.dnr.mo.gov, will take visitors to the permit page, or they can go directly to the page: www.dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/epermit/help.htm