How to Submit an Application

The Chicago District has transitioned to digital applications.  If it is necessary to provide a hard copy of the application materials, and/or any subsequent material, a digital copy must also be provided for the digital record.  In order to have the highest quality documents, we prefer that the original digital documents be converted to PDF as opposed to the documents being printed and then scanned. 

All electronic applications must be sent to ChicagoRequests@usace.army.mil.  For submittals greater than 10MB and less than 8GB, only attach a copy of the application form.  After you receive an email with your project number and your assigned project manager, coordinate directly with the assigned project manager to transmit the full application.  The assigned project manager will provide you with an access code to upload documents to the DoD SAFE (Secure Access File Exchange) file share site.

The following information must be included in the body of the email:  

  1. Is this request related to any previous Army Corps reviews?  If so, please provide the Army Corps file number for that review.
  2. Project name;
  3. Property Owner (Applicant) Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone, Email).  Note that this should NOT be the agent/consultant;
  4. Latitude and Longitude (in decimal degrees) of the project area;
  5. Location description (Address or Cross Streets, City, County, State)
  6. Type of Request (Jurisdictional Determination, Pre-application Meeting, Regional / Nationwide / Individual Permit, Letter of No Objection / No Permit Required Letter, etc)

For those who want to submit a paper copy, please send the application package to the address below and include a copy of the entire application package on a CD/DVD.  Please note that we are unable to accept flash drives.

US Army Corps of Engineers – Regulatory Branch
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604