One of the main responsibilities of the Garrett Soil Conservation District is the review and approval of erosion and sediment control plans as required by the state sediment control law, Environment Article, Title 4. This law requires that prior to initiating any activity that disturbs more than 5,000 square feet or involving more than 100 cubic yards of earth, that an erosion and sediment control plan be submitted to and approved by the local soil conservation district. This review and approval process is integrated with the county stormwater management review and approval process, and for successful applicants, results in the issuance of a County Grading Permit.
Applications for a County Grading Permit are coordinated through:
Community Planning & Development
Permit & Inspection Services
203 S. 4th Street // Room 208 Courthouse
Oakland, MD 21550