Grading / Fill Permit & Inspections

General Information

Grading, excavation, and filling to change the level, slope or contour of the ground surface all qualify under this category. If you have questions, please contact Plan Review at 651-266-9007.

Application Requirements

You must submit an application that includes the following:

  • A completed General Building Permit Application (Description of Project listed as "Grading" and list Cubic Yards moved.)
  • Site Plan with existing and proposed conditions, 1 foot contours and elevation points, ponding areas for storm water retention
  • Required fee (See Grading Permit Fee Schedule Below)
CUBIC YARDS PERMIT FEE
< 100 $34.00
100  - 1,000 $34.00 for the first one hundred (100) cubic yards, plus $25.00 for each additional one hundred (100) cubic yards or fraction thereof.
1,001 - 10,000 $251.00 for the first one thousand (1,000) cubic yards, plus $21.00 for each additional one thousand (1,000) cubic yards or fraction thereof.
10,001 - 100,000 $430.00 for the first ten thousand (10,000) cubic yards, plus $91.00 for each additional ten thousand (10,000) cubic yards or fraction thereof.
> 100,000 $1,254.00 for the first one hundred (100,000) cubic yards, plus $50.00 for each additional ten thousand (10,000) cubic yards or fraction thereof.

Site Plan Review

Any grading or filling that disturbs a site larger than 10,000 square feet or a slope greater than 12% requires a Site Plan Review.