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?

If you need help with a specific permit, please look at our permit pages below to find contact information and more. If you think you need permits from multiple agencies you can contact ORIA — the Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance permitting services. Their staff can help you navigate through Washington's environmental permit processes and work with you to create a roadmap for your specific project.

Permits and certifications we issue