A Grading Permit is required if the proposed project fails to meet the limitations (1-12) of the Standard Grading Plan. These limitations are:
- The lot where the work is to be performed is on a paved, graveled or publicly maintained street where storm drains are in operation and roadside ditches are stabilized.
- Not more than 5,000 square feet of ground shall be disturbed.
- Cuts and fills shall not exceed 10 feet in depth or heights and shall not exceed 100 cubic yards in volume.
- Slopes with a grade of 15% or greater shall not be disturbed and slopes steeper than 3:1 may not be created.
- No earth disturbance shall occur within the following with the exception of shoreline stabilization projects and retaining wall replacements in kind: a. the limits of the 100 year floodplain of any stream; b. 100 feet of any perennial stream or water body; c. 100 feet landward of Mean High Water Line of any water body affected by tidal action, d. 100 feet from any tidal wetland or bog; or e. 25 feet of any non-tidal wetland except for an approved Buffer Management Plan approved by the County Forester for clearing less than 5,000 square feet of vegetation.
- The owner, builder or developer is not the same owner, builder or developer of any contiguous lots undergoing development.
- The proposed construction is not a single family dwelling.
- Any proposed grading will not impair existing surface drainage, constitute a potential erosion hazard or act as a source of sedimentation to adjacent land or watercourse or impact an erosion and sediment control plan previously approved by the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District.
- The site conditions must be such that it is possible to satisfy the required erosion and sediment control requirements by the use of reinforced silt fence, a stabilized construction entrance and vegetative stabilization.
- The applicant has submitted a site plan adequately showing the property lines, site conditions, and the proposed work which is attached hereto and made a part thereof.
- For work in the Critical Area, the applicant has submitted a Critical Area Worksheet detailing existing, and proposed lot coverage and impervious cover.
- The proposed work does not require a State Waterway or Wetland Permit except where the project is a shoreline stabilization project.