Lot Grading Permits


Residential lot grading 

The inspection and approval process in new areas is a proactive way of minimizing observed problems that arise from improperly graded residential lots. These problems have resulted in disputes between neighbours, and significant time and effort by administration in resolving grading issues. Improper drainage can cause significant damage to homes and potential flooding of basements.

A summary of the process included in the Lot Grading Bylaw includes the following:

  • Review and approval of proposed lot elevations and payment of $1000.00 rough grade deposit (for residential units)prior to issuance of a development permit.
  • Review, inspection and approval of as-constructed lot elevations submitted by the Applicant of the lot grades prior to the placement of topsoil (Rough Grade).  The Bylaw recognizes that this level of lot grading may not be possible during inclement and/or winter weather. 
  • Review, inspection and approval of as-constructed lot elevations submitted by the Applicant of the lot grades after to the placement of topsoil.

The Bylaw also addresses new and existing areas for common problems such as roof leader drainage and sump pump discharge. If not designed, constructed and maintained properly these can cause damage and safety concerns with neighbouring and public properties.

Lot grading information for Homeowners can be found in our downloadable information brochure: Homeowner's Guide to Lot Grading PDF

Surface drainage plan

The City of Spruce Grove requires all residential sites, for land zoned for single detached or semi-detached (duplex) housing and serviced by public sewer systems, to conform to approved Surface Drainage Plan PDF, as well as the approval procedure as outlined in the Residential Lot Grading and Maintenance Guidelines PDF.

Application process

1.  Complete the Lot Grading Permit Application PDF



Fees
Residential lot grading (Sec. 8.1 of C-546-05) $165.00
 Residential lot grading re-inspection $165.00
 Commercial/Industrial/Institutional $200.00 per/ha
 Apartments/Condominium projects/High density $200.00 per/ha + $50.00 per every ground level unit

 

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