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Overview of permitting & certifications

We are responsible for protecting, preserving, and enhancing Washington’s environment. Permits and certifications ensure that individuals and businesses understand and comply with all applicable federal and state environmental standards to protect land, air, and water.

Need help?

Not sure which permit you need? Or need help filling out forms? You can contact Ecology directly (look for contact information in the pages below) or another place to start is the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). They are especially helpful when you may need permits from multiple agencies. Their staff can help you navigate through Washington's environmental permit processes and work with you to create a roadmap for your specific project. Call ORIA at 1-800-917-0043 or send an email to help@oria.wa.gov. directly.

Permits and certifications we issue