Operational State Stormwater Permit Application Materials

Operational Permit Reference Materials
General Application Information
Application Forms

Applicants should always consult this page for most recent application forms and guidance prior to submitting an application.

I. Operational Permit Reference Materials

Stormwater Detention Basin

Each new application shall meet all applicable criteria for water quality, groundwater recharge, channel protection, overbank flood protection, and extreme flood control as outlined in  the  2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual (VSMM). 

Under section 4.4 of the VSMM, designers may propose the use of alternative treatment practices. More information on the submittal guidelines, review process, and allowable alternative practices are available on the Alternative Treatment Practices Page linked below.

The Vermont State Stormwater Discharge Permits are based on the Stormwater Permitting Rule (effective 3/15/2019). Please refer to this document as needed. 

II. General Application Information

All permit applications must be submitted via ANR Online. Fee payments should be made at the time of application, via ANR Online. Application submittals will not be accepted via email or through external ftp sites. Unless full scale paper copies of site plans are specifically requested by the Stormwater Program, electronic versions of site plans are preferred.

An application will be considered administratively incomplete and will not proceed onto technical review unless all of the items listed on the NOI form, and all of the required worksheets for any STP or waivers listed are included as detailed on the Standards Compliance Workbook .  Application forms and worksheets are updated as necessary. They must be downloaded from this website each time you submit a new application. Submitted applications using out-of-date forms may be rejected.

Application Fees

Initial NOI - $240 admin processing fee

Full NOI - $240 admin processing fee AND $860 for class B waters (minimum review fee of $440) and $1,400 for class A waters (minimum review fee of $1,400) per acre of impervious to be permitted.

Application Format

A complete application is comprised of an eNOI (now an online form), all required attachments, and applicable fees. All must be submitted via ANR Online and must be uploaded as a separate PDF. The PDFs should be named as shown below:


Initial NOI Requirements

Applicant Certification/Signature Page- each applicant must complete and sign this form to submit a complete eNOI






YYY-MM-DD_Plan Set Reference

Please refer to the Application Requirements for Operational Permits document for more detailed information on application submittals.

Examples of completed applications are available on our Trainings & Examples page.

III. Application Forms

Notice of Intent

  • General Permit Notice of Intent (NOI) Forms 
    • eNOI for General Permit 3-9050

              Applicant Certification/Signature Page- each applicant must complete and sign this form to submit

             Complete eNOI


  • Attachment 1: Narrative  (docx) - Use this word document as a template for the narrative of any new project. This attachment should include a soils map and a location map. Required for all new applications. 


  • STP Selection Tool (xlsx) - This workbook shall be used for all projects to identify the highest performing practices for meeting the Water Quality Treatment Standard based on site feasibility.
  • Standards Compliance Workbook (xlsx) UPDATED 8/28/2018 - This workbook is required for all projects except for certain projects permitted under the Chapter 6.0 Public Linear Transportation. It details compliance with the stormwater treatment standards for each discharge points and summarizes compliance at the site level. (This workbook replaces Schedule A's and individual standards worksheets) 
  • Public Transportation Workbook (xlsx) - UPDATED 7/15/2020 -  A workbook meant for projects applying under Chapter 6.0 of the 2017 VSMM for public linear transportation projects. The Standards Compliance Workbook may also be required for certain Redevelopment with Expansion - Public Transportation projects and New Construction projects. See Appendix 1 the Application Guidance for more information.


Plan Set Reference

  • Plan Set Reference (PDF) - Use this form to provide a complete list of all plans applicable to the stormwater management design, operational standards, and application requirements associated with an application to the State of Vermont for coverage under General Permit 3-9050. Please follow the naming format outlined on the form. This form shall be included as an additional, separate attachment in the Plans Attachment section of the eNOI. This form can be used for either a full or initial NOI submission and should be updated as plans change either in form or in revision. 

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