To begin, see the Site Development Activity Brochure for more information.
Grading is the movement of dirt, both cut (removal of dirt from an area) and fill (placement of dirt in an area). Grading also refers to stump removal during logging operations. If you are doing any of these for your project, you will need to know the volume of dirt you will be moving. The following volumes require a Site Development Activity Permit:
150 – 499 cubic yards – Site Development Activity Permit Grading 1
500 – 4,999 cubic yards – Site Development Activity Permit Grading 2
5,000 cubic yards and greater – Site Development Activity Permit Grading 3
If you disturb more than 7,000 square feet of ground area a Site Development Activity Permit will be required for your project, regardless of the volume of dirt moved.
are additional considerations that may warrant applying for a Site Development
Activity Permit, such as creating or developing on slopes, creating water
impoundment, altering drainage (including drainage entering or exiting
property), construction in a critical drainage area, or where drainage may
contribute to existing drainage problems.
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have questions about when an Site Development Activity Permit application is
needed, please contact us at (360) 337-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the project includes the removal of trees, please see the tree removal information below. If there are critical areas on the property, please refer to: Protect My Natural Environment page.Depending on the proposed tree clearing, a permit may be required. Below are the Community Development tree clearing permits that may be required for your project. To identify whether a permit required and which permit fits your project, you will need to know the following information about your proposed clearing project:
If you are unsure of what permit to apply for, contact staff at (360) 337-5777.
The Timber Harvest Permit has two different levels (Minor & Major). Examples of a Timber Harvest - Minor - tree clearing of 5 acres or less, tree clearing for a Single Family Residence (SFR) on one tax account number with no critical areas, tree clearing in association with a Site Development Activity Permit (SDAP)Examples of a Timber Harvest - Major - tree clearing of more than 5 acres, large scale commercial timber operations, properties with critical areas (including clearing for a SFR)
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Permit Technicians & General Lobby Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Protect My Natural Environment
Required Permit Questionnaire - Start here to apply!
Online Permitting Resources
Parcel Search (interactive map)
Site Development Activity Brochure [pdf]