Grading Step One

Exemptions

Certain grading projects may be exempt from requiring a grading permit, depending on the extent of grading to be done.  To read the details of exemptions, see Section 17 of the Grading Ordinance (Chapter 30 of the Lake County Code). 

Do I need a Permit?

To determine whether or not your project requires a grading permit, complete the grading permit application:

Permit not Required

Submit your completed application and site plan to the Planning Department.  If your responses to the application indicate that no grading permit is required, we will issue a Grading Exemption number. 

Permit Required

If your responses indicate that you do need a grading permit, continue to Step Two.