Grading Permit Details
General Info - Statewide Permit
Permit needed to clear or grade land in Howard County.
$50.00 - $100.00
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
An applicant must submit and get approval of a final erosion and sediment control plan for site before getting approval for a grading permit.
Applicant must certify in writing that any construction or development will be done in accordance to the approved erosion and sediment control plan.
Where applicable, the applicant shall submit an approved stormwater management plan.
Where applicable, the applicant shall submit an executed developer agreement for the stormwater management work and any required maintenance agreement for the maintenance of a private stormwater management system.
The applicant shall provide the County with surety in the form of a letter of credit or cash to guarantee the cost of stabilizing the soil within the construction area and the costs of the installation, maintenance, and removal of the erosion and sediment controls shown on the approved plan.
Apply for the Permit
Complete the form
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)
Permit shall expire two years from the date of issuance unless extended or renewed by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits.
Permit Issuer - Information
Tel: (410) 313-2455