Site Work

For the construction of a retaining wall or change in grade on a property, see below for permit submittal requirements and for general construction information.

Application Requirements


  • Permit Application Packet - The documents below have been combined into one PDF file.
    1. Building Permit Application
    2. Tree Protection Agreement

Application Fees & Deposits


  • General Fee for review of required grading plan - $100 (Maximum amount due at time of permit submission)
  • Grade Change Construction and Inspection Fee - $65 (Due at time of permit pick-up)

Drawing Requirements (To Be Submitted With Permit Application)


  • Civil Drawings (if more than 400 square feet of net increase in impervious surface) - 4 sets (see Civil Engineering Submittal Guidelines for more information)
  • Plat of Survey - 3 copies (Note: survey must be “to scale” if used to indicate retaining wall location)
  • Site Plan and Cross Section Diagram - 3 copies (Indicate the retaining wall size, location dimensions to property line and height above grade at the lowest grade condition) - See Sample Site Work Site Plan and Sample Cross Section Diagram for assistance

Construction Submittal Requirements


The following may apply during the course of construction:

Separate Permit Requirements


The following may occur with the construction of a deck require a separate permit:
  • Final Inspection

Required Inspections


Additional Information