Sediment Erosion Control Surety

Last updated Jun. 29, 2016 - 1:06 pm

This process applies when a developer wishes to receive a permit for land disturbing for a site either through a Mass Grading Permit or a Site Permit. The purpose of the surety is to protect downstream property owners from erosion in the event work stops on the site and the applicant is no longer able to maintain Erosion Control measures. The surety will cover permanent stabilization for the disturbed area permitted.


Applicant must determine the size of the land disturbance in acres (surety is based on a unit price per disturbed acreage)

Approvals or Permits Issued

Not applicable

Submittal Requirements

Required for Submittal

Submit the Surety Agreement to the Development Services Department – Stormwater Management Division. One Exchange Plaza, Suite 304, Raleigh, NC 27601 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  • Example Development Surety Agreement
  • Sealed engineer's cost estimate
  • Example Letter of Credit

Expected Processing Time

Within three weeks, an executed Development Surety Agreement from the City of Raleigh.


There are no fees associated with this process.

Next Steps

Stormwater Tracking permit or Final Site Review based on amount of disturbed area

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