Erosion Control Section

Sediment is the largest water pollutant in North Carolina

 

All grading work performed in Iredell County including the City of Statesville, Town of Mooresville, and the Town of Troutman requires a permit.  Please refer to the chart below to help determine which permit is necessary. For further information please see the Iredell County Land Development Code:

Land Development Code Chapter 8

 

Jurisdiction

Watershed

Minor Erosion Control Permit

Major Erosion Control Permit

County

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

Statesville

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Troutman

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

Mooresville

Outside the Watershed

N/A

1.0 Acre & Greater

Inside the Watershed

0.5 - 0.99 Acre

The three types of land-disturbance permits are:

  1. Grading Permit:   Required for the construction of a residential dwelling, a non-residential principal structure, or any land-disturbing activity over 5,000 square feet. 
    Requirements:  $61.80 fee residential/$103 fee commercial
    Permit Application

  2. Minor Erosion Control Permit: All land-disturbing activities inside the watershed greater than a half-acre but less than one acre.
    Requirements2 copies Simplified Erosion Control Plan, Financial Responsibility Form, Copy of Deed, $135 fee

  3. Major Erosion Control Permit:  All land-disturbing activities greater than one acre.
    Requirements2 copies engineered-sealed Erosion Control Plan, Financial Responsibility Form, Copy of Deed, $175-per-acre fee/fraction of an acre