Annual Report Forms Guidance for Municipal Stormwater Permittees

The municipal stormwater permits require all permittees to submit annual reports describing the progress of their permit implementation activities. Annual Reports cover the previous calendar year's activities, unless otherwise specified, and must be signed by the responsible official and submitted to Ecology by March 31 each year. Annual Reports are not required for the first year of activity under a permit.

Online electronic reporting is here. Ecology has completed an online, electronic form for submitting annual reports.

To begin, create your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account, your WQWebPortal account, and associate the two accounts with each other. You will then have access to your annual report.

Submitting an Annual Report

Annual Reports must be submitted online through the WQWebPortal service. You will need to create a profile if you have not done so already. All annual reports must be submitted by March 31 for the previous year's activities.

Annual Report Guidance

New item Video Walkthroughs

See below for links to the four individual walkthroughs, each addressing different elements of the annual report.

All Cities, Counties, and Secondary Permittees

Phase II Eastern Washington Cities, Counties, and Secondary Permittees

Annual Reports for calendar year 2016 are due March 31, 2017.


Phase II Western Washington Cities, Counties, and Secondary Permittees

Annual Reports for calendar year 2016 are due March 31, 2017.


Phase I Cities, Counties, Ports, and Secondary Permittees (Except Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma)

Annual Reports for calendar year 2016 are due March 31, 2017.


Permittee Annual Reports
Ecology posts permittee annual reports for entities that do not have a webpage.

Sample Stormwater Management Program documents
Examples of SWMP documents from 2007 annual report submittals.


For additional assistance with the annual reports, contact your regional permit specialist.

For additional assistance with SAW or WQWebPortal, contact the WQWebPortal Staff.