The Lake County Grading Ordinance was added as Chapter 30 to the Lake County Code in July 2007 to provide guidelines and regulation for grading on public and private lands within the unincorporated areas of Lake County.
The goals of the Grading Ordinance are to:
Minimize hazards to life and property
Protect against soil erosion
Protect fish, wildlife, and sensitive vegetation
Maintain consistency with the County's General Plan
Protect cultural resources
Protect air quality from dust and asbestos
If grading is performed without a permit, the property owner will be required to obtain a permit, even if the grading is completed. No further grading will be allowed during the permitting process.
Do not begin any earth-moving work until your Grading Permit is paid for and issued! When your Grading Permit is issued, you will receive written conditions regarding the requirements for erosion control measures and inspections.