Navigable Waterways (Indiana)

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Place Indiana

Applies to County All Counties

Name Navigable Waterways (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The construction of new structures in navigable waterways requires a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. Existing structures in waterways newly classified as “navigable” are not affected by this classification, unless they have been abandoned for at least 12 months.

The board of county commissioners of each county may declare any stream or watercourse in the county navigable on the petition of at least twenty-four (24) freeholders of the county residing in the vicinity of the stream.

Policy Contact

Department Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Division of Water
Address 402 West Washington Street, Room W264, Indianapolis IN 46204-2641

Phone 317-232-4160
Phone 2 1-877-928-3755
Fax 317-233-4579

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 14-29-1; 312 Indiana Administrative Code 6

Date Enacted 1995