Erosion and Sedimentation Control

For grading over 3,500 feet, the city requires:

  • Grading Permit Application, fee and surety
  • Erosion & Siltation Control Plan application
  • Concrete Washout, Chemicals, Litter & Sanitary Waste Control application
  • if applicable, the ADEM NPDES Construction permit number should be supplied

Standard details for Erosion & Sedimentation Control for residential construction may be used for: 

  • your ESCC plan but it is your obligation to ensure adequate controls are used and maintained, or
  • you may also hire a certified professional to prepare an individual ESCC plan

A bond to cover Erosion and Sediment Control is required for all sites. 

  • bonds should be automatically renewable
  • bonds should be issued from a company payable at a local company
  • performance bonds should  be based on total disturbed area 
  • the name of the property owner being bonded should be included
  • no other bond forms will be accepted 

Complete Grading Permit Package

Grading Permit Application
Site Clearing Activity Only Performance Bond
Site Clearing, Earthwork, Grading and other Site Activity Performance Bond
Site Clearing, Earthwork, Grading and other Site Activity Letter of Credit
Standard Erosion Control Details for Residential Construction

Priority Construction Site Watershed Map - Three Mile Branch
Priority Construction Site Watershed Map – Jenkins Creek

Additional information
Grounds Keeping Practices
Field Guide for Erosion and Sediment Control
Concrete Washout Disposal
Latex and Oil Paint Disposal
ADEM-Construction General Permit Information

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