US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

Applying for a Permit

Corps permits are necessary for any work, including construction and dredging, in the Nation's navigable waters. The Corps balances the reasonably foreseeable benefits and detriments of proposed projects, and makes permit decisions that recognize the essential values of the Nation's aquatic ecosystems to the general public, as well as the property rights of private citizens who want to use their land. During the permit process, the Corps considers the views of other Federal, state and local agencies, interest groups, and the general public. The results of this careful public interest review are fair and equitable decisions that allow reasonable use of private property, infrastructure development, and growth of the economy, while offsetting the authorized impacts to the waters of the US. The adverse impacts to the aquatic environment are offset by mitigation requirements, which may include restoring, enhancing, creating and preserving aquatic functions and values. The Corps strives to make its permit decisions in a timely manner that minimizes impacts to the regulated public.


    Permit Application Form     
    Application Instructions 
    Application Information 
    Drawings Information 
   Sample Drawings

With your completed application, please include the following on 8.5" X 11" white paper:

  • Vicinity Map
  • Plan views of existing conditions and proposed work (including dimensions)
  • Cross sections (including dimensions)


Send complete application to:



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 867
Little Rock, AR 72203