Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Surety
This process applies when a developer wishes to receive a site review permit for a site. The purpose of the surety is to protect future homeowners and businesses in the event that a developer does not complete the stormwater devices and guarantees that the City will have the resources to complete the devices if necessary.
- The SCM must be approved by Stormwater Engineers
- Operations and Maintenance Manual must be approved by the Stormwater Engineers
Approvals or Permits Issued
Key Steps in the Process
A surety equal to 125 percent of the cost of construction for a post-construction stormwater control measure is required before a permit from the City is issued. The surety will ensure that stormwater control measures are installed and functioning in the event the you are unable to complete tasks required to account for land disturbances.
This surety will be released once the City has accepted the as-built certification after construction. However, if the amount of impervious surfaces for the bonded area exceeds 15 percent, the City may cash the surety.
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Location: Development Services - One Exchange Plaza, Suite 304, Raleigh, NC 27601
What to Bring:
Expected Processing Time
The process to set up a surety can take two - three weeks. To set up the surety and to ensure that a permit is received in a timely manner, call 919-996-3776 or email Jonathan.Mcneill@raleighnc.gov.
There are no fees associated with this process.
After a surety is submitted, you should prepare a submittal package for your building permit.