The permitting process is intended to be comprehensive process and provides a permit in a relatively short time frame. However, some projects can add complexity to the process. Generally there are 3-4 plan reviews conducted by Clean Water Services during the permitting process. Please check the Permitting Process Flow Chart (PDF, 252KB) to see a general overview of the permitting process.
Plan reviews or activities conducted by the District to help you obtain the permits you need to start construction include the following:
- Environmental Review:
A review conducted to make sure the development proposed complies with environmental regulations.
- Limited Development Review: A review to determine if minor development activities require District permits or conflict with public sanitary or storm pipes and associated easements.
- Site Development or Plan Review:
If your development project is currently in the Land Use process at the City or County, a Site Development Review is required to obtain a Stormwater Connection Permit.
- Erosion Control or 1200-C Permit or 1200-CN Permit:
A Clean Water Services Erosion Control Permit or a DEQ 1200-C or 1200-CN Permit may be required.
- Inspections: After the Pre-Construction meeting is conducted and construction has been begun, the project will require Clean Water Services inspections if it is located within unincorporated Washington County.
- Easement Vacation (Quit Claim)
- Sanitary Sewer System Connection Permit
- Storm and Surface Water Management System Connection Permit
- Line Tap Permit
- Temporary Sanitary Sewer System Connection Permit
- Industrial Connection Permit
- Disconnection Permit
- Storm and Surface Water Management System Exemption