Applicability

Any construction project or training on Fort Hood that includes excavation or penetration of the surface of the ground or any impoundment or use of surface waters, must first obtain an approved FH Form 200-10 for Land Excavation and Water Use, most commonly referred to as a Dig Permit. 

A Dig Permit is required for any disturbance of soil (mechanical or hand digging) and includes excavation, stake placements, grounding rods, fighting positions, signs, and any other type of ground disturbance or penetration. Surface water use would include pumping water from a ditch, pond, lake, or other water body for use on a construction site or for a military training exercise. Using water from a potable water source such as a faucet or hose does not require a water use permit.
 
All Soldiers, contractors, or private individuals must have an APPROVED FH Form 200-10 Dig Permit BEFORE beginning any excavation or surface water use.


Military Training Dig Permits

Permits for digging or staking in a Training Area or on a Range must be submitted via email to Range Operations - ITAM. For more information, stop by the Fort Hood ITAM Office at Range Operations, Bldg. 56000, Rm. 185, off Murphy Rd.; contact the ITAM GIS Specialist at 254-288-4650; or visit the Fort Hood ITAM webpage.

Completing the Dig Permit

Since requesting a Dig Permit indicates that the project is about to break ground, all other project required permits, such as a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Air and Waste Permits, or other required authorizations (e.g. DA Form 4283) must be obtained prior to submitting a dig permit and requesting utility locates.

You can obtain the FH Form 200-10 Dig Permit here.  Save this form to your computer, fill out the front page completely, and email it to DPW Env Dig Permits.

If you need to pick-up and/or submit a hard copy form, you can visit the DPW Environmental Division, Bldg. 4622 at Engineer Dr. and 79th St (next to the 79th St. ACP), during the hours of 0730 – 1600 to obtain and drop-off the form at the front desk.