US Army Corps of Engineers
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Application procedures may vary slightly from Corps District to Corps District due to State requirements and the type of permit appropriate to the activity.  Individual permits require a formal application form (ENG 4345).  Links to the ENG 4345 form and instructions are below.

Application FormCertification of Legal Interest, and Instructions 

Some nationwide permits require pre-construction notification to the Corps in an abbreviated format.  Other nationwide permits are granted automatically without contacting the Corps.  When pre-construction notification (PCN) is required, applicants may submit the required information using the form (includes instructions) below.  Note: Use of the PCN form is optional.

PCN Form and Instructions

Each Regional General Permit has specific information requirements.  A summary of the available Regional General Permits, and information on the specific application requirements is provided in a link within the Regional General Permits section, below.

If you have questions about which type of permit to apply for, please contact us

NOTE:  If you receive an error message regarding your PDF viewer, right click the "Application Form" link and select "Save Link As" to download the application. You may need to select "Enable All Features" to view the form in Adobe Acrobat.

Frequently Asked Questions

!NEW!  Data Upload Sheets- The upload process now uses a single excel workbook for uploading all data.  There is also a separate workbook for just aquatic resources.

 The USACE Vicksburg District encourages the use of the consolidated upload spreadsheet for linear projects and/or multiple crossings to help in the effort to expedite our permit evaluation process.  Applicants are encouraged to complete the "AqResources" and "Impacts" tabs in the consolidated spreadsheet.  Regulatory personnel will complete the remaining tabs in the spreadsheet.

 Questions regarding the upload spreadsheets can be sent to


Click to download the following:

Standard Permits

standard, or individual, permit is one evaluated through the typical review procedures which includes a public notice, opportunity for a public hearing, and receipt of comments. A final decision is made following a case-by-case evaluation of a specific activity and is based on the outcome of the public notice process and a determination of the benefits versus losses. Standard permits are usually evaluated within 120 days after the submittal of a complete application packet.

Letters of Permission

Minor structures that do not qualify for Regional-General or Nationwide permits, Letters of Permission are types of standard permits that are issued in an abbreviated manner.  If work is minor or routine with minimum impacts and objections are unlikely, then it may qualify for a Letter of Permission (LOP). These types of permits are evaluated by State and Federal agencies and adjacent property owners for 15-days and typically approved in 45-60 days.

Regional General Permits

Regional-General permits are issued for a category or categories of activities when; those activities are substantially similar in nature and cause only minimal individual and cumulative environmental impacts; or would result in avoiding unnecessary duplication of the regulatory control exercised by another Federal, state, or local agency, provided it has been determined that the environmental consequences of the actions are individually and cumulatively minimal.

Nationwide Permits

Nationwide permits are issued on a regional and nationwide basis and strive to streamline the approval process for certain types of undertakings that have minimal impacts to aquatic resources. In many cases the formal evaluation of a permit application is not required because nationwide permits have already been issued to the public at large by the Corps of Engineers and Congress. Examples include fish and wildlife harvesting devices; structures for the exploration, production, and transportation of oil, gas, and minerals; and activities required for the construction, expansion, modification, or improvement of linear transportation projects.

Contact a Section

Enforcement Section
Chief, Charles Allred

Wetland delineation;  investigation of  unauthorized activities and violations; and other jurisdictional issues and policy.  

Permit Section
Chief, Cori Carraway

Nationwide Permits, Regional-General Permits, and/or Corps Memoranda; Emergency Permit procedures; permit/authorization compliance; FEMA Assistance (Government entities only).

Evaluation Section  
Chief, Thomas A. McCabe

Standard Permits and Letters of Permission; mitigation bank proposals.

Liaison, Anthony Lobred

Mississippi Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration permits