A land disturbing permit is required for any land disturbing activity equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet in the City of Salem. For land disturbing activities equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet but less than 10,000 square feet, an agreement in lieu of plan shall be required, and the cost is $50.
An erosion and sediment control (ESC) plan will be required for land disturbance equal to or greater than 10,000 square feet.The cost for a land disturbance permit with an ESC plan is $30.
Any land disturbance equal to or greater than 1 acre requires a General VPDES Permit (CGP) from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) along with obtaining a land disturbing permit with the City of Salem.The cost for a land disturbance permit from the City of Salem is $30.Additional cost for the CGP will range from $2,700 to $4,500 as determined by disturbed area and DEQ.
Erosion and Sediment Control Agreement in Lieu of Plan (PDF)