Government Agencies and Permits
Helpful agency information for pond owners including a Drawdown permit, and an Herbicide Application permit.
Information on the role of various agencies and permits that may be required for construction or maintenance of earthen ponds.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) application and permit to draw off water from impoundments.
Links to the new Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) information and permit for applying an aquatic herbicide to any pond or lake in Pennsylvania (new for 2013).
A permit from the PA Fish & Boat Commission is required before purchasing and stocking grass carp in your pond. Grass carp can be a useful option for controlling aquatic plants.
PA DEP’s Dam Safety website has information about safety inspections and when permits are required.