Why do I need a grading permit?
The city regulates filling and excavation work through a permitting process to protect the interest of both the property owner and the community. Grading and filling operations can cause a number of problems related to drainage, erosion and protection of the wetlands, easements and utilities.

The biggest concern is related to drainage and how it may affect neighboring properties.

We suggest talking to your neighbors regarding your grade/fill project before starting it.

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1. When do I need a grading permit?
2. Why do I need a grading permit?
3. I want to have a truckload of black dirt delivered to add to my flower beds--do I need a grading permit?
4. Someone can give me a few loads of dirt to level off my yard--do I need a grading permit?
5. My neighbor and I want about 500 cubic yards of fill placed on both our properties--do we need a grading permit?
6. How long does it take to get a grading permit?