Land Disturbance Permit
Erosion/Sediment Control

The City follows state and federal mandates in regulating construction sites to ensure all sediment remains on-site. The Stormwater Engineering Division is currently implementing a comprehensive land disturbance permit program, including the revision of erosion and sediment control best management practices (BMP) standards and requirements.

Generally, a land disturbance permit is required for all sites disturbing 1 acre or more or sites that disturb less than 1 acre when part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will disturb a cumulative total of one or more acres over the life of the project. However, all land disturbers are required to comply with the City Code Chapter 96-Stormwater regardless of the size of the land disturbance. The owner is ultimately responsible for the compliance of their site.

Land Disturbance Permit Fees
Acres Disturbed Fee
Less than 5 $350
5-20 $650
Over 20 $1200

Fees are as of July 1, 2013.

Read the full fee ordinance.

Land Disturbance Permit Resources

Land Disturbance Permit Applications

How to Terminate a Land Disturbance Permit


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Environmental Resource Center
290 E Central Street Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: 417.864.1944

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