Grading & Drainage Permits

Grading & Drainage Permits

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
  • Maintain BMPs throughout your project.