The Soil and Sediment Control Act of 1976 stipulates that any project proposing
more than 5,000 square feet of soil disturbance must have a Soil Erosion and
Sediment Control Plan certified by the local District to ensure that the project
meets State Standards. Agricultural tilling activities and certain single-family
residences are exempt from this regulation. Please call the District at (609)
586-9603 for a determination of applicability to your project.
District staff inspect the site throughout the duration of the project. The developer must obtain a Report of Compliance from the district before a Municipal Construction Code Official issues a Certificate of Occupancy for the home or project.
Use the links above to find downloadable application forms, a fee schedule, standard notes and other information that will assist you in preparing an application for a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.
Updated information for Engineers:
DelMarVa Unit Hydrograph to be used in coastal areas