If you are implementing a farm improvement project or operate a livestock facility a permit may be required. Use the questions on our Do I Need a Permit webpage to find out if you need a permit from our office.
Please use this checklist (PDF) before starting agricultural ditching, repairing tile, or breaking out new land
Your project might also need to be reviewed by the Dane County Farm Services Agency, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers or other agencies. In some cases you may need to contact your local Drainage District. Please confirm permit requirements prior to beginning your projects.