When is a grading permit required?

There are three procedures for grading permit approval depending on the slope and quantity of soil displacement. Grading permits may be approved administratively by the Design Review Administrator for slopes less than 20% and for grading of less than 200 cubic yards.

Design Review Board approval is required for grading permits for slopes of 20% or more and where the average predevelopment slope in the area of disturbance is less than 25% and for grading of more than 200 cubic yards.

All grading operations, including landslide repair or slope stabilization, on predevelopment average slopes greater than or equal to 25% require review by the Planning Commission with a recommendation to the Town Council.

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1. Do I get a grading permit from the Contra Costa County Building Department?
2. When is a grading permit required?
3. When is a grading permit required?
4. What do I need for a grading permit?
5. Why do I need a hillside development permit?
6. What are the requirements for retaining walls?
7. Do I need a permit to haul dirt from my grading project off site?
8. Can I remove the vegetation from my property in preparation for grading?
9. Are there any design restrictions on grading?
10. Are there any precautions that should be taken before digging?