A Stormwater Permit is an administrative permit intended to protect water quality and manage stormwater runoff generated by land development. The permit requires a drainage study by a licensed professional engineer showing drainage calculations before and after the proposed development or land disturbance. A required drainage plan indicates any necessary mitigation and/or construction requirements.
When is the Permit Required?
A Stormwater Permit is required for the following applications:
- clearing vegetation/trees
Note: within the city limits, approval of a Site Plan constitutes approval of a Stormwater Permit
What do I need for an Application?
Prior to making an application, a Pre-Application Conference is required. Please see the front desk or call 930-3575 to set up an appointment. Other requirements for an application include:
- Fee: udc.georgetown.org/development-manual
- Master Application
- Drainage Study*
- Drainage Plan*
- Any other information required by the Stormwater Permit Checklist*
*See the Development Manual for detailed information required by the checklist – udc.georgetown.org/development-manual
What is the Approval Process?
- Timeline: 45 days (approximate) from the Application Deadline
- Approval Authority: The City’s Drainage Engineer
A Stormwater Permit will be issued after the Drainage Engineer has determined that the development meets the defined Criteria for Approval, provided in Section 3.17 of the UDC.
When does a Temporary Use Permit expire?
A Stormwater Permit expires 12 months after the date that the permit was issued.