Why do I need an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) Individual Permit?

This permit is for municipal, domestic and non-domestic (industrial) discharges of pollutants to a surface water that fits the definition of “waters of the U.S.” as described in the Clean Water Act. The permit is valid for five years. A renewal permit can be continued past five years if a renewal application is received 180 days prior to the expiration date of the permit.

Applying for AZPDES Individual Permits

Apply for AZPDES Individual Permits using the forms located on the right side bar of this page (starting with Form 1). Submit forms and supporting documents electronically to azpdes@azdeq.gov or by mail to:

ADEQ
Surface Water Permits
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Compliance Reporting

DMRs, exceedances, annual reports and sanitary sewer overflow reports are all available to submit online with myDEQ. The Federal e-Reporting Rule requires digital submission for DMRs. As a myDEQ user (ADEQ's online portal), you can submit reports online 24/7 when you register for a free myDEQ account | Learn More >

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