All properties are required to maintain drainage on their own property or to an approved drainage easement and to the public way. No water can find its way onto adjoining properties beyond the easement. Sloping lots will require special grading attention, including V-ditches, swales and rock/masonry walls. Slope cannot be greater than 2:1 (two horizontal to one vertical). Rock/masonry walls are required to be installed when slopes exceed 2:1.
If you are planning to add (or are required to add) a rock/masonry wall taller than 4′ to your property (whether built with rock, brick, block, masonry, concrete, railroad ties, etc.), or a wall less than 4′ tall that is holding a surcharge, a permit is required. Be aware that rock walls cannot be built in the front utility easement.
Please be aware that dumpsters and construction materials must not create an obstruction to the public.
Submit signed application and plans to the Building Department by email at email@example.com. If your plans are too large to email, please provide a shareable link to where we can download your plans from such as Dropbox, Google Drive or other online service.
Plan review will take approximately 10-15 business days, after which we may call for additional information or with corrections that need to be made to your plans. The permit fee is $129.47. After the plans have been approved, we will email an invoice with permit fees. Payments may be made by phone, 801-446-5323, with an electronic check or by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.
Remember to have the geotechnical engineer who designed the wall or the designated special inspector to inspect the wall and submit their certification letter or report to our office for final approval. This may be submitted in person or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The wall permit will remain open and non-compliant until we receive this letter or special inspection report. If building a block or poured-in-place concrete wall, please call the Building Department at 801-446-5327 to schedule the footing and foundation or bond beam inspections before 4:00 p.m. for the following business day or after.