A grading permit is required for any grading, excavation, filling or removal of soil, or paving, on any lot or parcel of ground, in excess of 1,700 square feet. A separate grading permit and building permit would only be necessary if it is the desire of the applicant to begin grade work prior to obtaining final building plans from the architect/engineer or if there will be no building permit ultimately filed. A separate grading permit would not be required if all grade work and structure construction can commence at one time, when the building permit is issued.
Should the disturbed area be greater than 1 acre, additional storm water requirements will be necessary. This holds for any permit, primarily pool, building, and grading.
Also for any grading, building, or pool permit requiring the submittal at a plot plan level, a City of Bowling Green Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control (EPSC) Certified Contractor must be identified on the application. A current listing of EPSC Certified Contractors can be found on the City's website: http://www.bgky.org/
Any grading permit is then sent to the City of Bowling Green's Public Works Department, City-County Planning Commission, the applicable utility company, and others as applicable. If any agency adds a condition to the application, you must comply in order for your permit to be valid.
If I am interested, who do I contact...
Building Division, Neighborhood & Community Services Dept., City Hall Annex, 1017 College St., 393-3615
Grading Permits: Engineering Division, Public Works Dept., 1011 College St., 393-3587