Stormwater BMP Surety

Last updated Jun. 29, 2016 - 1:07 pm

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.


  • Stormwater BMP must be approved by the Stormwater Engineers
  • Operations and Maintenance Manual must be approved by the Stormwater Engineers

Approvals or Permits Issued

Not applicable

Key Steps in the Process

  • 125% surety amount is required prior to building permit approval
  • Each Phase will stand on its own for stormwater compliance
  • Once the BMP as-builts are accepted by the Stormwater Engineers, the surety will be released

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

Submittal package for building permit

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