What is a Stormwater Management Permit?
In 2014, the State passed legislation requiring review of both quantity and quality of storm water. You must obtain a Stormwater Management Permit if:
• Construction activities result in land disturbance equal to or greater than one (1) acre
• Construction activities that are part of a larger common plan or development or sale that ultimately result in land disturbance equal to or greater than one (1) acre. A larger common plan of development or sale is a contiguous area where separate and distinct construction activities may be taking place at different times on different schedules. A permit is required if one or more acres of land will be disturbed, regardless of the size of the individually owned or developed sites. For example, if a developer buys a 20-acre lot and builds roads with the intention of building homes or other structures in the future, or if the land is parceled off or sold, and construction occurs on plots that are less than an acre by separate, independent builders, these activities would still be subject to stormwater permitting requirements. A larger common plan of development or sale applies to various types of land development including but not limited to residential, commercial or industrial use.
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1. What is a Plan of Development (POD)?
2. When is a Plan of Development required?
3. What do I need in order to apply for a POD?
4. What is the POD review procedure? What can I expect?
5. Who do I contact to find the status of my POD review?
6. What is a Land Disturbing Permit (LDP)?
7. When is a Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) required?
8. What do I need in order to apply for a LDP?
9. What is the LDP review procedure? What can I expect?
10. Can my POD & LDP be reviewed together?
11. What is a Stormwater Management Permit?
12. Do I have to get a Stormwater permit for Single-Family Detached Residential Structures?
13. Who do I contact if I want to install a culvert for a driveway?
14. I am a developer and want to build a road. What permits do I need?
15. Who do I contact if I want to clear my land for pasture or other agricultural activity?
16. How can I determine if there is Floodplain or Wetlands on my property?
17. Who do I contact if I want to build a bridge or install a culvert across a creek?
18. Who do I contact if I want to create a pond? build a dam?
19. My well needs to be replaced. Who do I contact?
20. I need to find the location of my septic tank. Who do I contact?
21. The County has issued my Plan of Development (POD) or my Land Disturbance Permit (LDP). Who do I need to contact for my pre-construction meeting?
22. The County informed me that I need to post a Bond for site improvements. What paperwork do I need?
23. What is a Responsible Land Disturber (RLD)? Is there a required RLD form?
24. My building and site is complete. How can I get my bond released?
25. When can apply for my Stormwater Management Permit?
26. What is the Stormwater Management Permit process? What can I expect?