Case Types

The Purpose of Each Case Type



The following miscellaneous Site/Road case types are established for internal tracking purposes, and generally related to a permit:

  • Developer Contribution
  • Letter of Responsibility
  • Restoration Bond

The purpose and use of each case type above is listed below: 

  1. Site Development Concept (SWM) – Required to conceptually approve new site development, is required before entitlement approvals (Preliminary Plan, Conceptual Site Plan, etc.), and is required prior to submission of Site Development Grading or Street Construction permits.
  2. 100-Year Floodplain Study (FLOOD) – Required to establish or modify the 100-year floodplain and is required before approval of Subdivision plats and issuance of Site Grading and Street Construction permits.
  3. Street Grade Establishment (SGE) – Required to establish the grade and alignment of County-maintained streets and is required prior to issuance of permits to grade or construct County public streets.
  4. Site Development Rough Grading Permit (SDRG) – Results in a Rough Grading Site permit. The permit can include rough grading in the County rights-of-way and onsite, storm drains and stormwater management (SWM)-maintained ponds. This permit can include grading required to install site utilities, but cannot include other types of SWM devices. Note: separate approvals are required from the appropriate utility company for installation of water and sewer (WSSC), gas, electric, telecommunication, etc.
  5. Site Development Fine Grading Permit (SDFG) – Results in a Fine Grading Site Permit. The permit can include fine grading in County rights-of-way and onsite, and can include construction of public and private roads, paving, storm drains, all types of SWM facilities, stream restoration, culverts, bridges, sidewalks, curb/gutter, driveways, traffic signals, bus shelters, trails, recreational facilities, and other development activities outside of the actual building structure. This permit can include grading required to install site utilities; however, separate permits are required for water and sewer (WSSC), gas, electric, telecommunication, and other site utilities. This permit is necessary prior to issuance of building permits. This permit may include the County’s approval of utility construction in County roads and rights-of-way for water, sewer, gas, telecommunication, electric, cable TV, etc.  Note: Separate approvals are required from the appropriate utilities for installation of water and sewer (WSSC), gas, electric, telecommunication, and other site utilities.
  6. Street Construction Permit (SCON) – Permit to construct County-maintained roads and includes grading, storm drain, SWM, culverts, bridges, sidewalks, curb/gutter, driveways, traffic signals, bus shelters, trails, and any other elements. This permit may include the county’s approval of utility construction and pavement repair for water, sewer, gas, telecommunication, electric, cable TV, etc. (Note: Separate permits are required for water and sewer [WSSC], gas, electric, telecommunications, etc.)
  7. Residential Driveway Permit (DW) – Permit to construct a residential driveway, which includes the driveway apron in the public rights-of-way and the parking pad.
  8. Haul Road/Timber Transport Permit (HAUL) – Required to enable commercial, industrial or land development related hauling operations to and from a site; allows for the hauling of materials to or from a filling, mining, landfill or storage site; allows logging operations to haul timber over County roads; or allows for the hauling of materials across certain roads with defined routes.
  9. Oversized/Overweight Vehicle Permit (OSOW) – Required to enable oversized and overweight vehicles to travel over County-maintained roads across certain defined routes.
  10. Special Utility Permit (SU) – Required to construct any utility within a County rights-of-way to ensure that the County road is repaired after utility construction. (Note: Separate approvals are required from the appropriate utility for installation of water and sewer [WSSC], gas, electric, telecommunications, etc.)
  11. Maintenance Utility Permit – Required to ensure that a utility company maintains the system within the County rights-of-way and must be renewed each year and kept in force perpetually or until the utility is removed from the County rights-of-way.
  12. Special Drain Permit – Required for connection of a private storm drain or drainage system to a public storm drain system
  13. Special Permit – Enables construction of minor site work in the public rights-of-way, such as installation of trees, red light cameras or handicapped ramps; as well as for the collection of a Woodland Conservation Fee, in lieu of no other grading permit requirement.