Any construction project on Fort Hood that includes excavation 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. Excavation is any disturbance of soil (mechanical or hand digging) and includes digging, stakes, ground 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 a military training.
All Soldiers, Contractors or Private Individuals must have an APPROVED FH Form 200-10 (Dig Permit) BEFORE beginning any excavation or surface water use.
All contracted work and construction activities in the training and range areas must also go through this same process and have the required approval by the DPTMS Range Operations.
For more detailed information on the Dig Permit process, please see FH Regulation 200-1, Chapter 9.

Applicability-Military Training

Any digging or staking in a Range or Training Area for military training goes through Range Control at building 56000. Dig and stake permit requests in the Ranges must be submitted to Mr. Reynaldo Navarro, Range Planner at 254-287-8307, Dig and stake permits in the Training Areas must be submitted to Ms. Kyra Dahlgren, ITAM GIS Specialist at 254-288-4650, See the Sustainable Range Program website for more information on Dig Permits for military training.

Obtaining & Completing the Dig Permit

Since the dig permit indicates that the project is about to break ground, all other project required permits, such as Water (SWPPP), Air, and Waste Permits, or other required authorizations must be obtained prior to submitting a dig permit and requesting utility locates.
You can obtain the Dig Permit Form 200-10 here.  Save this form to your computer, fill it out completely, and submit to DPW Environmental through this email drop box.

If you need to pick-up and/or submit a hard copy form you can visit the DPW Environmental Division, building 4622 at Engineer Dr. and 79th St (next to the 79th street ACP) between 0730 – 1600 to obtain and drop-off the form at the front desk.
The front page must be filled out completely to include contact information, a detailed description of the project and the dig or water use requirement.  A digital map must be included of the site where excavation will occur.  <bold>Box 1 MUST contain a valid email address for the requestor.  Permit and information requests will be emailed to the requestor.</bold>  Include the total land surface disturbance for the project by calculating length X width of surface disturbance.  This section is used to determine Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) applicability. If more than one acre of surface soil will be disturbed, a SWPPP will most likely be needed. As mentioned above, all other approvals, including SWPPP’s need to be obtained prior to submittal of a Dig Permit. If a SWPPP is anticipated for the project, it must be submitted to, and approved by, DPW Environmental Clean Water Team prior to acceptance of the Dig Permit request.  You can email SWPPP’s for review to the  to Environmental Water Team.  All permits must include the amount of land disturbance that will occur for a project.

Site Identification

Requestor must attach a digital map, or maps, (maximum size 8.5in x 11in.) of the site where excavation will occur. The map should have digital imagery and should clearly indicate the exact areas of excavation. Hand-drawn maps or maps without digital imagery will not be accepted. Full sets of plans/specs will also not be accepted. Digital maps may be obtained from the DPW project manager for the contract or from websites such as Google Earth or Google Maps. DPW Environmental will not create maps for the requestor.

Submitting the Permit

We recommend that dig permits be submitted 30 days prior to your desired start date to allow ample time for review/approval of the permit and marking utility lines. After you have the Dig Permit Form 200-10 form completed, with maps attached, the requestor may submit the permit to the DPW Environmental Division.  To submit the form to DPW Environmental, you have two options:
  • Submit the form digitally to the DPW Env Dig Permits email inbox; or
  • If you do not have access to email, hard copy forms may be hand delivered to the DPW Environmental Division office located at building 4622, next to the 79th street ACP (see image below) between the hours of 0730 - 1600.