Jurisdictional Determinations

Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) are tools used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help implement Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.  JDs are used to determine what jurisdictional and/or non-jurisdictional features on in a specific geographical location.

Approved JDs (AJDs) are official determinations where there are, or where there are not, jurisdictional aquatic resources on a parcel.  AJDs can be appealed.

Preliminary JDs (PJDs) can be used to determine that aquatic resources that exist on a parcel of land "may be" subject to regulatory jurisdiction.  It cannot be used to determine either that there are no jurisdictional aquatic resources on a parcel (i.e. the entire parcel is dry land or includes non-jurisdictional aquatic resources), or that only a portion of the aquatic resources on a parcel are jurisdictional can be requested in order to move ahead expeditiously to obtain a Corps permit authorization where the requester determines that it is in his or her best interest to do so.  PJDs cannot be appealed, but the applicant can request an AJD.

Approved Jurisdictional Determinations

Click the image below or visit: https://permits.ops.usace.army.mil/orm-public to view Approved Jurisdiction Determination (AJD) information for the Rock Island District. Once you reach this site, you can click on the AJD tab at the top of the page to display a map. Once the map displays, navigate to your area of interest and click on points to obtain information for a particular AJD. Click on the document link to view the full AJD Form associated with the project or property.


Permit Applications Now Available in RRS!

USACE is pleased to announce that the new national online application portal and management platform, known as the Regulatory Request System (RRS) now includes an electronic submission option for permit applications. This platform has been introduced to modernize our permit application process and to address our users' expectations by providing a straightforward and transparent process for the submittal of permit requests.

RRS is a web-based platform currently in a beta version that enables users to submit pre-application meeting requests, jurisdictional determination requests, and now applications for individual and general permits. This new system aims to streamline the process, improve efficiency, and provide a more user-friendly experience for our applicants.     

We believe that RRS will not only benefit our users by simplifying the application process but will also enhance our ability to effectively manage and review permit requests. We are confident that this modernization initiative will lead to improved customer satisfaction and greater overall efficiency within our Regulatory Program.

We encourage users to explore and utilize the new Regulatory Request System to take advantage of its benefits and features. Visit rrs.usace.army.mil today!

For additional information on or to provide feedback on RRS, please contact us using the following email: rrs@usace.army.mil