Obtaining a land use permit or grading permit can take a substantial amount of time, and sometimes, work must occur immediately in order to address an emergency situation. In these cases, the County can issue an emergency permit to authorize work to occur immediately. Then, within sixty (60) days, it will be necessary to follow-up by applying for the land use permit or grading permit that would ordinarily be required in a non-emergency situation.
What is the process?
If you believe you need an emergency permit, please Contact Us.
Who can use this service?
The service may be used by anyone that needs to perform immediate work in order to remedy an emergency situation. The situation must be sudden and unexpected, and the work must be necessary to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to life, health, property, or essential public services.
Is there a charge for this service?
Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.
PLEASE NOTE: the applicant will also be responsible to apply for the required permit within sixty (60), including payment of the fees associated with that permit.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
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