The start of any grading work, including preparatory site clearing or soil disturbance, prior to the issuance of a grading permit is a violation of MCC §23.08 and may subject the property owner to fines MCC §23.08.130. Property owners are encouraged to contact Land Development to clarify requirements.
The grading permit application fee is $550.00 and is non-refundable. Additional fees, including plan review, field inspection and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will be determined after review of the proposed grading project.
A grading permit application may be submitted by the property owner or an authorized agent of the property owner and must include the following items to be deemed complete: Three sets of plans and specifications prepared by an engineer licensed in the State of California that show the following: A vicinity sketch or other data … Continued
Code MCC 23.08.030 Grading necessary for agricultural operations do not require a grading permit unless the grading will create a cut or fill that could endanger a structure, public road or result in the obstruction of a watercourse or drainage conduit (MCC §23.08.030). Grading within a creek is subject to an approved grading plan required … Continued
The Flood Control program, conducted by the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, seeks to reduce the risk of flooding for the protection of life and property while utilizing sustainable practices. The District aims to meet this mission through effective, transparent, and responsive planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of District-owned facilities such … Continued
The Marin County Flood Control & Conservation District oversees eight defined zones in Marin to address specific flooding problems with each of those areas. These flood zones do not cover the entire county and are, for the most part, concentrated in the county’s eastern urbanized corridor. The vast majority of the county’s land area is … Continued
Rising sea levels and more severe storm flooding as a result of climate disruption are impacting Marin County. These impacts are expected to increase in frequency and severity as sea level rise accelerates. Sea level rise adaptation planning is a collaborative effort by multiple agencies, partners, and municipalities, including the County of Marin. To learn … Continued
The County Stormwater Program’s mission is to prevent pollution to and from the storm drain system and protect watershed and creek health.
The County’s Stormwater Program is focused on the unincorporated areas of Marin County. The County participates in the Marin Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) which provides a comprehensive approach to stormwater regulatory compliance for all eleven of the cities and towns and the County of Marin. More information about MCSTOPPP is available on the … Continued
The County requires stormwater pollution controls during construction and as part of the post-construction conditions. Pollution prevention must be part of the construction phase of all projects through implementation of effective erosion, sediment and pollution controls at all times. Pollution prevention is integrated into the final project designs through site design measures and stormwater facilities … Continued