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Erosion Control, Grading and Stormwater Permit

Online Permits

The City of Roseville offers an online permitting system for your convenience. After creating a free user account, residents and contractors can apply for permits, pay fees online, request inspections, and get email updates of review progress and permit issuance.

OverviewErosion Control

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, Grading and Stormwater Permit. For more information on this required permit, review the Erosion Control Handout and Ordinance links below.

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.


Water Resource
Any stream, channel, wetland, storm pond, or lake within the City.

Land Disturbance
Any activity, including clearing, grading, excavating, transporting, and filling of land, greater than 5,000 square-feet, and/or placement or grading of 50 cubic yards of earthen materials on a parcel of land, or located within 300 feet of a water resource.

Erosion Control Application Fees and Escrow

Size of Site
(rounded up to the nearest acre)
Initial Fee
(for first year)
Renewal Fee
(for each
additional year)
Escrow (rounded up to the nearest acre)
Less than 5,000 SF (within 300' of water resource)
1-2 weeks
Less than 0.5 acre (residential remodel only)
1 month
5,000 SF to 1 acre
3 - 4 months
1 to 5 acres
7 - 8 months
$3,000 per acre*
> 5 acres
12 months
$3,000 per acre*

*Rounded up to the nearest acre

Grading Application Fees and Escrow

Size of Site
Permit Fee
Less than 5,000 sf
(within 300 feet of water resource)
Less than or equal to 50 cy
51-250 cy
$5 per cy
1,001-10,000 cy
$5 per cy
10,000 cy or more
$5 per cy

Stormwater Application Fees

Size of Site
Less than 1 acre
1-5 acres
5 acres or more

Forms and Information

Permit Requirements

  • All sites with more than 50 CY (cubic yards) of graded material, or sites with greater than 5,000 square feet or more of disturbed area or any land disturbance within the shoreland overlay district not exempted by City Ordinance are required to obtain an Erosion Control, Grading & Stormwater Permit.
  • An Erosion Control Plan shall be submitted with all permits.
  • A Grading Plan shall be submitted on all new construction sites, all sites within the shoreland district or on sites where greater than 50 cubic yards of material moved or as required by the City Engineer.
  • The grading plan must include the total amount of material that will be moved on site, including a breakdown of the amount of material imported and the amount of material exported. 
  • If hauling materials, haul routes must be identified. 
  • Estimated time to complete work.
  • The permit needs to be signed by the applicant and the property owner.

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 meeting 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 erosion control escrow as a part of the permit.  This sum of money shall ensure the inspection, installation, maintenance, and completion of the erosion control plan.
  • For sites with grading in excess of 250 CY of material, a grading escrow will be required. 
  • The applicant 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 and repair or clean erosion controls.  
  • If correction items are not addressed within 48 hours of notice, escrow money will be deducted for staff time spent on follow up inspections. 
  • Grading escrow funds will be released when the City determines the grading has been completed per the approved grading plan. 
  • Remaining erosion control escrow funds will not be released until the site has undergone final stabilization and significant turf has been established:
    • Approximately 70% coverage for hydroseeded or seed and blanketed restoration.
    • For sodded areas of restoration, closure of permit can take place after significant watering and root development.
  • An asbuilt grading plan may be required for submittal prior to closure of permit. Contact Roseville Engineering (651-792-7004) for more information.

Escrow Payments

The first $6,000.00 of escrow funds must be cash, check or charge card. The remaining funds can be letter of credit or other approved method.
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  3. Roseville, MN 55113

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    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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