Clearing & Grading/Stockpiling

Grading cuts, fills, and/or stockpiling with volumes over 50 cubic yards per calendar year per project.
An early clearing and grading permit may be obtained prior to engineering approval and/or engineering and final site plan approval. 

  • Grading Only
    • Type I
      • Grading cuts, fills and/or stockpiling with volumes from 50-500 cubic yards
      • Clearing of over half an acre of land
      • Projects that do not require a SEPA
      • Projects that are not subject to Critical Areas Ordinance
    • Type II
      • Grading cuts, fills and/or stockpiling with volumes greater than 500 cubic yards
      • A SEPA application required for all grading activities greater than 500 cubic yards in volume
      • Critical Areas permit shall be required when grading activity is within or adjacent to a steep or unstable slopes, wetlands, creeks or other Critical Areas
  • Submittal requirements
    • Type I & II
      • Property lines and boundaries
      • Existing contours
      • Final grade contours
      • Location of drainage and stream courses
      • Location of proposed & existing structures
      • Erosion Control Plan
    • Type II
      • Soils (geotechnical) report (if applicable)
      • Stamped by Washington registered engineer
      • SEPA checklist
      • A current list of names & addresses of all Property Owners within a 500' radius of the site certified as accurate and complete by the Clark County Assessor or title company
  • Documents must be filled out and uploaded to the portal at the time of application.
    • Currently we require one physical copy of full-size, to-scale architectural plans in addition to the digital upload.
    • One copy each of all other documents.
  • Applying for a permit see: "Permit Application Process"
  • Our Fee Schedule lists the Land Use & Grading Permit fees. 

For questions regarding Planning please contact: for more information.
For questions regarding Engineering please contact: for more information. 

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1. Accessory Structures
2. Permit Application Process
3. Clearing & Grading/Stockpiling
4. Demolition
5. Fence/Retaining Walls
6. Fire
7. HVAC/Plumbing
8. New Building, Shell Building, or Tenant Improvement
9. Reroof/Reside
10. Signs
11. Swimming Pool/Spa