Erosion Control Permit

Overview
To ensure that sediment from construction sites is not getting into the city’s storm sewer pipes, ponds and lakes, the City of Roseville requires that contractors obtain an Erosion Control Permit. For more information on this required permit, review the Erosion Control Handout and Ordinance links below.
Erosion Control
The Erosion Control Inspector inspects construction sites after a rain event, or at least once a week. Staff time spent on the inspection will vary depending on the size of the construction site. As a result of this, fees for this permit are based on the size of the site. This permit is good for one year from the date of issuance.

Application Fees

Size of Site
Assumed
Construction
Time
Initial Fee
(for first year)
Renewal Fee
(for each
additional year)
Less than 1 acre
3 - 4 months
$625.00
$220.00
1 to 5 acres
7 - 8 months
$900.00
$320.00
5 or more acres
12 months
$1,400.00
$480.00
An escrow payment of $3,000 per acre (rounded up to nearest acre) is also required.

Forms & Information

Permit Requirements


  • All sites that are greater than 10,000 square feet and/or within the shoreland overlay district are required to get an Erosion Control Permit.
  • An erosion control plan shall be submitted with all permits.
  • The permit needs to be signed by the applicant and the property owner.

Idle and Winter Requirements


  • Erosion control winter maintenance will be required.
  • Bare ground, any erodible soils, and stockpiles must be stabilized.  This can be accomplished by sod, erosion control blanket, mulch, or other material that prevents erosion.
  • Silt fence, bio rolls, etc., must be installed per the approved erosion control plan and maintained to operate as designed.
  • Catch basin inlet protection must be modified or removed for winter months by November 4, 2016 or before the first snowfall, whichever comes first, to avoid ponding of snow melt within traffic areas, such as streets and sidewalk/bike path.  Any inlet protection not removed by that time will be removed by the City with costs deducted from the escrow account.
  • All prior erosion control permit requirements, including inspections, must be adhered to and BMPs maintained.
  • City inspections will continue.  A 48-hour response is expected as usual or the permittee will be responsible for costs associated with City contractors.  This includes inlet protection not removed after November 4, 2016, or by the first snowfall.
  • Any City of Roseville erosion control permittee also having NPDES and/or watershed permits should continue to follow all of that permit’s requirements.

Minimum Erosion Control Requirements


  • All controls shall be installed and inspected by the city before starting work on a site. Please call 651-792-7004 to schedule a site inspection before beginning construction.
  • Inlet protection and perimeter control shall be installed to manage sediment from the site.
  • Street sweeping shall be performed at least weekly to remove sediment tracked onto city streets.
  • Stabilization is required for stock piles and exposed soils that have not been worked for 14 days.
  • All basement and/or foundation excavation spoil piles shall be kept completely off city right-of-way and shall be completely surrounded with approved erosion control.
  • All construction waste shall be properly managed and disposed of so it will not have an adverse impact on water quality.

Escrow Information


  • The city shall require an escrow as a part of the permit. This sum of money shall ensure the inspection, installation, maintenance, and completion of the erosion control plan.
  • The permittee shall be responsible for proper operation and maintenance of all controls.
  • Any problems identified by the city shall be addressed within 48 hours of notification.
  • If the applicant does not comply with the erosion control plan or requests from the city, the city may take such action as it deems appropriate to control erosion, including using the escrow money to sweep streets, repair or clean erosion controls.
  • If corrections items are not addressed within 48 hours of notice, escrow money will be deducted for staff time spent on follow up inspections.
  • Remaining escrow funds will not be released until the site has undergone final stabilization and all erosion control has been removed.