Grading and Drainage

Excavating, grading, installing on-site storm drainage, and/or constructing retaining walls within the Town of Los Gatos may require a grading permit from the Parks and  Public Works Department per Town ordinance.  The Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is intended to establish uniform standards to safeguard life, limb, property, water quality, and natural resources, and to promote the public welfare by regulating grading (Town Code 12.10.010 – 12.40.055).  The following information explains the Town’s Grading Permit requirements.  Click on the links below for more information.  Please note that a completed Engineer's Estimate Form, stamped and signed by the responsible engineer in charge, must be submitted as part of the initial Grading Permit submittal.