The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) continues pivoting to virtual operations for its customers and constituents, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and for future ease of use. DNREC’s Division of Water now offers an ePermitting option for a spectrum of permit applications and license payments.
“The COVID-19 pandemic expedited our efforts and to roll out ePermitting developments such as well drilling licenses and other water permitting and licensing, which state staff from DNREC and the Department of Technology and Information implemented in a matter of weeks,” says DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin. “Contractors and constituents doing business with our Division of Water have asked for this option since online transactions became a part of State of Delaware business, and we are happy to provide it, especially at this time.”
The new process is part of the continuing effort to keep DNREC staff and customers safe during the pandemic while providing consistent business practices, and in this case also enhancing the Department’s water-related transactions. Until now almost all permit applications and license forms from the Division of Water required hard-copy submissions, with payment by check or cash.