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.
FAQ Topic: Grading Permit page
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