Non-Storm Water Permits
To prevent pollution, Public Health Madison & Dane County is responsible for monitoring non-storm water (wastewater) going into the City of Madison storm sewer system, lakes, streams and ground surface under Ordinance 7.47. of the Madison General Ordinances.
A permit is needed to discharge any non-storm wastewater. You should complete an application if you are:
- A new (first time permit) discharger
- A permit holder making changes from the previous information application
Getting a Discharge Permit
Fill out an application
Your application, based upon best available information, describes the location, source and description of the wastewater discharge.
Send your application to us
Send your completed information application with a $75 initial application fee* (check made out to City Treasurer) to:
Public Health Madison & Dane County
Attn: Rick Wenta
210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Rm 507
Madison, WI 53703
*This Initial Application Fee ($75) is a non-refundable fee is paid once for each permit and covers application handling and inspections.
Take next steps once your application is approved
Upon approval of the application by Public Health Madison & Dane County and the City of Madison Engineering Division, you will receive further instructions.
If you have any questions, contact Rick Wenta, Environmental Protection, or call (608) 243-0351.
Annual Discharge Permit Fee
This annual fee, based on the annual volume of wastewater discharge, covers the cost of monitoring the wastewater quality and is payable after the application is approved. Permit year begins July 1st.