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A Drainage Permit (PDF) is required on a construction site when soil disturbance or structures to be constructed may impact existing drainage flow or at the direction of the City Engineer.
A Grading Permit (PDF) is required on a construction site when the combined cut and fill exceeds 50 cubic yards and/or soil disturbance results in a significant impact to the existing drainage and/or site contours, at the direction of the City Engineer or as conditioned through the design review process.
A Grading or Drainage Permit can be issued after the City has approved the proposed plan and upon submittal of a completed Grading or Drainage Permit Application together with the required documents and fees.
Review of plans for approval begins with submittal of a completed Grading Plan Check (PDF) or Drainage Inspection Application (PDF) together with the required documents and fees (PDF).
Upon receipt of the complete submittal package, the following occurs:
Any work within the public right-of-way, swimming pools, retaining walls and structures. Even if such related work is shown on Grading Plans, applicants must gain separate approval for such work. An Encroachment Permit is required for work in the public right-of-way.
Visit the Building Division web page or at the public counter for permits related to structures, including pools.
Haul Route Permit: Hauling in excess of 2,500 cubic yards. Any person, firm, association or corporation moving or causing to be moved more than 2,500 cubic yards of earth material per project from or to the site of a grading operation on any public roadway within the City of Lake Elsinore shall obtain a Haul Route Permit and be subject to the regulations found in Lake Elsinore Municipal Code 15.72.065 (PDF).
Hauling in excess of 5,000 cubic yards requiring the use of City roadways shall be approved by the City Council at a public meeting of the City Council prior to permit issuance. The following documents are provided to assist you in this process:
NPDES requirements can vary depending upon the size and location of your project. Please refer to the NPDES web page for more information.
You have two options:
Design review (contact the Planning Division for more information)
Parcel Merger (PDF)
Lot Line Adjustment (PDF)
Easement Dedication (PDF)
Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Approval (DOC)
Street Improvement Plan Approval (PDF)
Encroachment Permit Issuance (PDF)
Haul Route Permit