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To eliminate any non-allowable discharges to Portland’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) that may adversely affect impact water quality.
Who must submit a Land Disturbance Permit Application?
Land development that disturbs ¼ acre or are otherwise required to have a permit per the City’s Stormwater ordinance, Title 21. The Stormwater Administrator can require a Land Disturbance Permit no matter the amount of disturbance. Any other required state, federal or local permits must be issued before this permit.
Completing the form:
Type or print clearly, using ink and not markers or pencil. Initial each blank item signifying that you have read these sections and will comply with them. The entire application must be completed, and every blank filled in, or the application will be void. Submitting this Land Disturbance Permit application does not exempt you from complying with all aspects of the city of Portland’s Stormwater Management Ordinance. This form does not exempt you from obtaining any other state, local or federal required permits.
Land Disturbance Permit Guide
Please initial that the following requirements have been accomplished before issuance of Land Disturbance Permit (put N/A if not applicable):
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
I certify, under penalty of law, that I have reviewed this document and understand the erosion prevention and sediment control requirements here in. I agree to implement and follow the provisions of the Land Disturbance Permit for the construction site. I understand that these requirements will be inspected and enforced by the City of Portland and failure to comply may result in the issuance of a “stop work order” and/or other penalties until compliance is accomplished. The undersigned is identified as the primary permittee of the site and will be responsible for complying with this permit and any applicable provision of the Portland Stormwater Management Ordinance including Civil Penalties of $50 to $5,000 per day, per violation of noncompliance.
The City of Portland authorized rate structures for Stormwater Land Disturbance Permits and Stormwater Engineering Plans Review fees per Ordinance No. 22-57. These fees took effect on October 1, 2022. All fees must be paid in full prior to issuance of the Land Disturbance Permit. Fees can be paid at the Business Office located in Portland City Hall, 100 S Russell Street, Portland, TN 37148 or by phone at 615-325-6776 ext. 555. ALL new Land Disturbance Permit applications received after October 1, 2022, are subject to the following fees*:
Land Disturbance Permit Fee
$200 per residential lot
Commercial / Industrial
$200 + $50 per each additional acre
Stormwater Engineering Plan Review Fee
Less than one (1) acre
Minor Subdivisions and minor plats
Major Subdivisions, Commercial, and Industrial
Greater than one (1) acre
$450 + $25 each additional acre
*Fee applies to all new permit applications
*Fee is not required for permit renewals or extensions
This field is not part of the form submission.
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