Retaining Wall permits shall be required for a wall segment more than four (4) feet in height, measured from the final grade at lower-side of wall to the top of the wall, where such activity is not part of an approved preliminary plat or large scale development. There are four main phases to the retaining wall permit process; Application, review and approval, routine inspections and a final inspection to close out the permit. If approved, a copy of the retaining wall permit shall be posted at or near the street right-of-way line and shall be clearly visible from the street.
Retaining Wall permits are applied for via eTrakit. You must include a signed copy of the permit application and a plot plan.
Location of all property lines
Location of all existing structures
Location of existing retaining walls on or adjacent to the property that is to remain in place
Portions of existing retaining wall that will be replaced
Location of utilities and utility easements
Location of new retaining wall, showing distance between retaining wall and any structures, and distance from property lines.
Location of drainage ways and drainage easements.
Construction details to include dimensions, cross- section, and footing design
Elevations above and below the retaining wall
Engineer's seal and signature, if applicable:
Any retaining wall over four (4) feet in height where 1.5 times the height of the wall is either (1) greater than or equal to the building setback of an adjacent lot, or (2) such distance encroaches on any structure. *See exhibit A
Any retaining wall over four (4) feet in height located adjacent to a public right-of-way.