Likewise, people ask, can I dig a pond without a permit?
If no permit is required, there are expert pond builders in most rural areas that are qualified to design and build a basic farm pond. After you do your homework to determine practicalities of building a pond on your land, reach out to your neighbors for references on local pond builders.
Furthermore, can I build a pond in my backyard?
To build a backyard pond, start by using a spade or excavator to dig out the pond so it's at least 7 feet by 4 feet across and 1.5 feet deep. Finally, fill up the pond with water, and create a border around the edge with rocks or stones. To learn how to add plants and fish to your backyard pond, scroll down!
You may need a permit depending on where the pond will be located. If you can build the irrigation pond in upland or an isolated fresh water wetland, generally, you will not need a permit from the DEP*. However, building a pond in or near (within 100 feet of) a river, stream, or brook will need a permit from DEP.