Beginning January 1, 2005, if you are intending to disturb one acre or more of land for construction of a new building, development of a subdivision, installation of utility lines, or other non-agriculture land use, then you must obtain the City’s Land Disturbance Permit (LDP).
You are not required to obtain the Land Disturbance Permit for construction of one- and two- family dwellings. You must put Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) in place under terms of the residential building permit procedure and the City's Lot Level EPSC manual.
The City of Murfreesboro and its citizens desire to protect the quality of local streams. The City is also obligated to regulate storm water runoff from construction activities under state and federal water pollution control regulations.
New post-construction stormwater standards have been adopted and go into full effect October 1, 2008. See more information on the Design Manuals page. The revisions focus on:
Prepare erosion prevention and sediment control EPSC) plan/SWPPP for construction activities.
Apply for the State NPDES construction general permit.
Submit to the City Engineering Dept. three copies of the EPSC/SWPPP for the project. This may be submitted prior to or with the LDP application.
Apply for the City’s LDP, using the referenced LDP application form, and submitting three copies of EPSC plan/SWPPP.
Attend pre-construction meeting. Contact Sam Huddleston of the Engineering Dept. or Robert Haley of MWSD for times of regularly scheduled pre-construction meetings.
Upon approval of plans, install pre-construction EPSC at site.
Arrange a pre-construction inspection by the city of your installed EPSC. You may do this by notifying the City’s storm water coordinator Robert Haley that pre-construction EPSC are installed.
Upon successful installation of pre-construction site EPSC, the City will release Land Disturbance Permit. Land Disturbance Permit fee is $150 plus $50 per acre of project area.
Effective January 3, 2005
Permits issued by Building and Codes Department will contain the following provisions:
The fee for LDP is $150 plus $50 per acre of project area.
The LDP involves several City departments:
City Engineering Dept
MWSD Engineering Dept(615) 848-3200
Building and Codes