Water Pollution Control Fees

The Bureau of Water Pollution Control (BWPC) protects the waters of the State from the discharge of pollutants. BWPC collects fees for permits in accordance with Chapter 445A of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

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Regulatory Authority

Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 445A.430 authorizes the State Environmental Commission (SEC) to prescribe reasonable fees for: (1) applications for permits; (2) administering the program for reviewing applications and granting permits; and (3) the review of plans and specifications by the Director of the Department and for services provided by the Division of Environmental Protection.

BWPC collects fees established in Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 445A.232, 445A.268445A.872, & 445A.963.

*NOTE* NAC 445A on leg.state.nv.us may not reflect the most current adopted regulations.  To view the current NAC 445A.232, 445A.268, 445A.872, & 445A.963, please see the adopted Regulation Revision Document (R112-22)

December 2022 Regulation Revision:

The SEC adopted a Regulation Revision (R112-22) on December 15, 2022, and it was approved by the Legislative Commission on December 28th, 2022.  The regulation was revised to provide a fee increase to ensure that the BWPC can continue to fulfil its statutory requirements to protect the Waters of the State from pollution.

A summary of the approved revisions includes:

  • Increased annual review and services fees for individual permits per the consumer price index to account for inflation
  • An added fee for minor permit modifications of individual permits
  • Increased application fees and annual review and service fees for MS4s
  • Increased application and annual fees for stormwater permits
  • New fees for Notice of Termination Reinspections and for No Exposure Certifications
  • Increased application fees for other general permits
  • Increased application fees and new fees for on-site sewage disposal systems with a capacity of less than 5,000 gallons
  • Add an optional 3% increase to the application and annual fees each year

Wastewater Operator Certification

The Bureau of Water Pollution Control is responsible for administering the Wastewater Certification Program per NRS 445A.425(2).  NAC 445A.287 authorizes the BWPC to collect fees for certification.  For more information, please visit our Wastewater Operator Certification page.


Subdivision Review

The Bureau of Water Pollution Control reviews subdivision maps per NRS 278.320.  NACs 445A.342 & 278.490 authorize the BWPC to collect fees for Subdivision Map Reviews.  For more information, please visit our Subdivision Review page.

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What Do I Owe?

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection charges a fee of $25 for any payment returned to the Division because of a lack of funds.

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The BWPC provides courtesy invoices for Annual Review & Services, and Renewal fees.

Annual Review & Services fees are due on or before July 1 of each year and paid in advance for the period of review that relates to the fiscal year following the payment. The State’s Fiscal Year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following calendar year.

Renewal fees, for permits that require them, are due 180 days prior to the expiration of the issued permit.

All invoices are generated and mailed to the Billing Contact on the Permit.  To update your Billing Contact please click here.

Invoice Schedule

Annual Fees:

  • First Notice – Generally the last week of April or first week of May

  • Final Notice – Generally late July

Renewal Fees:

  • Renewal Notice – Generated Monthly.  Any Permit within 270 days of the expiration date.

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How to Pay

The application fee may be paid electronically or by mailing in a check. To pay electronically please visit the E-Payment page.  If you require assistance, please see the E-Payment Guide.

To pay by check please indicate your permit number or site ID and mail to:

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Pollution Control
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City NV 89701
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Debt Collection

NRS 353C.195 requires agencies, boards, and commissions to assign debts to the State Controller (SCO) for collections 60 days past due.  If you receive a debt collection notice, please contact:

Nevada State Controller’s Office
Debt Collection
Ph: (775) 684-5783

For more information, please visit controller.nv.gov/debt/debtcollection

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Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

See our Bureau of Water Pollution Control Contacts page to help find a person to answer your questions.

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