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Grading Fees

Fee determinations are based on a number of variables.

Grading Permit variables include;

What is the total cubic yardage, including cuts and fills?
Will a site review be required?
Will well & septic review and/or clearance be required?
Will fire review and mitigation measures be required?
Will an encroachment permit be required?
Will approvals or permits from outside agencies be required?


Drainage considerations that must be addressed
include;

Location of structures (roads, reservoirs, underground utilities... etc.)
Location and limits of grading
Location of existing drainage facilities (waterways, conduits, culverts or bridges)
Slope stability, erosion potential, and water quality related issues
Watershed hydrology and related issues
Flooding and other related drainage characteristics of the area
Existing wetlands, vernal pools, or riparian corridors
Proximity of leach field locations


Environmental Health Review
variables include;

What type of permit(s) will be required?
What type of letter or certification is required?
Will a septic system or well serve the site?
Is public sewer and water service available?
How many lots are proposed?

Due to the complexity of these determinations, it is unwise to make assumptions until the full scope of a project is determined by PRMD Staff at the time an application is accepted.

Please do not fill in amounts on checks prior to application acceptance.

By viewing these fee schedules, I affirm that I have read and understand the above cautionary statements.

July 5, 2017 - June 30, 2018 Fee Schedule


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For accessibility assistance with these documents, please contact the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) at (707) 565-1900.
Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate Permit Sonoma staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one section within Permit Sonoma(e.g. Building, Plan Check, Zoning, Well & Septic, etc.) since each section implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.
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