Grading Permit Information

A grading permit provides you formal permission to perform project grading in accordance with the approved permit documents (i.e. drawings, calculations, specifications). We provide grading plan check services as part of the grading permit process for private properties located within the unincorporated areas of Orange County and for County owned properties.

Grading permits are typically required for the following types of Projects:

  • Mass Grading (GA Permit)
  • Rough Grading (GA Permit)
  • Precise Grading (GB Permit)
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE)/Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Construction
  • Slope Restoration/Repair Projects
  • Site Drainage Modification

Our main objective is to assist you in understanding and navigating the grading permit process in order to obtain your permit in an effective and efficient manner. We place a priority on providing you with a high level of service and the resources necessary to keep your project moving.