CHAPTER 6. BUILDING CODES.*
Article III. Grading Regulations and Permitting Procedures.
Sec. 6-3-7. Processing grading permit applications.
Sec. 6-3-7-1 Submitting the application documents.
(a) Application. To
obtain a grading permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefor
on a form provided by the city of Woodland. In addition to the requirements of
Sections 3309.4 and 3309.8 of Appendix Chapter 33, California Building Code,
every application shall include the following:
(1) Evidence of CEQA
(2) A description of the work to be covered by the permit for
which application is made.
(3) A statement of the use or occupancy for which
the proposed work is intended.
(4) An estimate of the quantity of work
(5) A statement of the estimated starting and completion
(6) Other information as the city engineer may reasonably require to
ensure conformance with CEQA and the provisions of this article, including
(7) A copy of all required state and federal
(8) A copy of all entitlements granted for the property by the
city, including conditions of approval and the environmental
(b) Security. Applications for grading permits may, at the
discretion of the city engineer, require security in any of the following forms.
This security would be exercised for the purpose of stabilizing the activity
site if the site is abandoned or work is stopped during the performance of the
activity authorized by the permit:
(1) Bond or bonds by one or more duly
authorized corporate sureties.
(2) A deposit equal to one hundred percent of
the construction cost estimate, either with the city or a responsible escrow
agent or trust company, at the option of the city, of money or negotiable bonds
of the kind approved for securing deposits of public monies.
instrument of credit from an agency of the state, federal, or local government
when an agency of the state, federal, or local government provides at least
twenty percent of the financing for the project, or from one or more financial
institutions subject to regulation by the state or federal government and
pledging that the funds necessary are on deposit and guaranteed for payment, or
a letter of credit by such financial institution.
The security shall be
released to the permittee upon either:
(1) Issuance of a certificate of
completion, provided no administrative or legal action against such security has
been commenced prior to that date and the permittee has complied with the
provisions of this article; or
(2) Voluntary relinquishment of the permit by
the holder thereof to the city, provided no administrative or legal action
against such security has been commenced prior to that date and the permittee
has complied with the provisions of this article.
(c) Permit Fees. A
schedule of fees may be established by resolution of the city council for all
costs incurred in the processing of any grading permit application. Such fees
shall cover the full costs of review, approvals, inspections, issuance of
certificate of compliance, and other determinations or actions necessitated by
the permit application. A separate and distinct fee may be set by the city
council by resolution for the cost of appeals filed pursuant to this article. If
no separate schedule of fees is adopted by resolution of the city council, the
fee schedule outlined in Tables A-33-A and A-33-B, Section 3310 of the
California Building Code shall apply.
Sec. 6-3-7-2 Application Review. The
application, plans, and specifications (if any) filed by an applicant for a
permit shall be checked by the building official or the city engineer. Such
plans may be reviewed by other departments of the city to check compliance with
the laws and ordinances under their jurisdiction. If the city is satisfied that
the application for permit is complete and conforms to the requirements of this
article and other pertinent laws and ordinances and that the required fees have
been paid, the city shall issue a permit therefor to the applicant.
decision of the building official or the city engineer upon applications for
permits under this article shall be in writing and a copy of such decision shall
be served upon the applicant in person or by first class mail, postage prepaid.
Any other person who files a written request therefor with the city shall also
receive a copy of such decision.
Sec. 6-3-7-3 Permit Issuance. When the
building official or the city engineer issues the permit, he or she shall
endorse in writing or stamp on both sets of grading plans and specifications
“APPROVED.” Such approved grading plans and specifications shall not
be changed, modified, or altered without prior written authorization from the
building official or city engineer as applicable; and all work shall be done in
accordance with the approved plans.
One set of approved grading plans,
specifications and computations shall be retained by the city for a period of
not less than ninety days from date of completion of the work covered therein,
and one set of approved grading plans and specifications shall be returned to
the applicant, which set shall be kept on such building or work site at all
times during which the work authorized thereby is in
(a) Conditions. The community development director or building
official or city engineer may require that grading operations and project
designs be modified if delays occur which incur weather generated problems not
considered at the time the permit was issued.
The issuance of a permit based
upon approved grading plans and specifications shall not prevent the community
development director or building official or city engineer from requiring that
grading operations and project designs be modified if it is determined that the
designs are in error or if the operations and designs will cause, or have the
potential to cause, injury to persons and/or property. Submission of new or
modified development plans following CEQA clearance or issuance of a grading
permit may alter grading requirements for the project site. The community
development director or building official or city engineer may revoke or modify
a permit under such circumstances. (Ord. No. 1353, § 2 (part).)