DMS Customers


Based on current guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Green Square office has been closed to public access. During this period, all In-Lieu Fee mitigation request procedures will continue to be carried out electronically. All in-person appointments are suspended until further notice. Customers may submit their Mitigation Request forms, Bank Law Compliance Forms, and/or permits via email. The Division of Mitigation Services will respond to customer requests (acceptance letters, invoices, receipts) electronically via email. Customers can pay invoices electronically on the DMS website or by mailing their check to the NC Division of Mitigation Services. Note: Mail services may be delayed during this time and mail delivery and response times for processing checks may take several days to process.

Mitigation Applicants

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Request Mitigation

Customers interested in submitting a request to DMS to provide mitigation for unavoidable impacts from development projects can choose from the request forms below.

Note that all requests to access the DMS In-Lieu Fee programs must be accompanied by a signed "Bank Law Compliance Form" (included in the forms below) verifying knowledge of and compliance with G.S. 143-214.11, and other statutes which restrict access to the DMS ILF programs for some entities when credits are available from private mitigation bank companies.  A list of approved banks is available from the NC DWR Web site.

In response to questions received by both the N.C. Division of Water Resources and DMS, DWR has provided guidance to clarify the acceptability of using DMS ILF programs for buffer mitigation and/or nutrient offsets to satisfy local government requirements that exceed those found in state rules or legislation. To help with the clarification, several scenarios are presented in the guidance document to illustrate the suitability for local governments to direct developers to DMS ILF programs.

Make A Request for Mitigation:

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DMS In-Lieu Fee Contact Information

All inquiries related to ILF requests, invoicing and payments should be directed to Kelly Williams at or at 919-707-8915.