Water Encroachment

Chapter 105 Water Encroachment Permits

Streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands, and other bodies of water are essential to habitat both for people and wildlife. Therefore, activities in or near these features are regulated and in general will require a permit to fill or dig in a stream, put in a pipe or bridge, relocate a waterway, or work in a wetland.


Explore PaDEP’s webpage with instructional videos to assist Applicants and Consultants in registering for Chapter 105 e-Permitting.

Applicants/owners utilize this video to assist in registering as an Electronic Filing Adminstrator (EFA).

Employees who are not the EFA (i.e. consultants or other users needing to register for their client) may utilize this video to assist in registering for e-Permitting.

Pond Information

General Information on building and maintaining a pond and what permits are needed for these activities can be found here.

Regional Staff Boundaries

See the below map to determine which Berks County Conservation District Staff member to contact for questions and information concerning your project. Visit our Contact Us Page for a list of staff contact information.


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