The purpose of the grading permit is to review and permit land disturbing activities.
When is a Grading Permit required?
Section 5.7.1.D of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) requires a grading permit for all land disturbing activities and excavations unless explicitly exempted LDRs. Examples of land disturbing activities include, but are not limited to:
- Grading, topsoil removal, filling, road or drive cutting;
- Altering or enlargement of a stream or channel, removal of streambed materials, channel clearing, ditching, drain tile laying, dredging, lagoon construction;
- Soil and water conservation structures;
- Extraction or placement of rock, sand, or gravel excavation and piles for structures, roadways, utilities, cut and fill slopes, stockpiles, building material storage area, paving, etc..
- There are two levels of grading permit. Level of grading permit required can be determined using the table on the first page of the grading permit application:
- Statement Level Grading Permit- The purpose of the statement level grading permit is to allow the Town Engineer to review land disturbances that, while small in area, may impact other landowners and the environment.
Plan Level Grading Permit- All plan level grading permit applications shall be prepared by a professional engineer or landscape architect registered in the State of Wyoming, unless exempted by the Land Development Regulations
- Projects that require plan-level grading information require a pre-application conference with the Town Engineering Department prior to application submittal
How to Apply for a Grading Permit
Please complete all portions of the application and submit the signed application and all attachments to the Planning and Building office at Town Hall:
- Completed Grading Permit Application
- Please refer to the Grading Permit Application Checklist for statement level submittal requirements
- Statement-Level Project: $200
- Plan-Level Project: $600
- After-the-fact permit fees are double the initial fee
Other Grading Fees
- Minimum Fee: $50
- Pre-Application Conference: $150
- Third-Party Technical Review: at Cost