Permits and Inspections are done by the Public Works Department. Many building projects require Grading & Drainage Permits before you may begin construction. When in doubt please contact the Public Works Department to verify.
If a permit is issued or if work is approved based upon inaccurate or in-complete information submitted by the applicant, the grading permit may be cancelled at any time, a stop work order may be issued, and/or remedial action may be ordered.
Keep Your Dirt!
Muddy water leaving your construction site is a red flag that is sure to get the attention of inspectors. Avoid work delays and fines. Keep your dirt onsite by implementing effective best management practices (BMPs).
Install erosion and sediment controls properly at the beginning of construction
Clear the smallest area possible in which to complete your work and keep as much of the existing vegetation as possible
Stabilize disturbed soil areas immediately after final grading
Divert storm water away from your disturbed areas
Slow down storm water runoff before it leaves your site
Install gravel entrance to minimize tracking of dirt onto roadways