Erosion Control

Land-disturbing activities are a major sign of a growing community. The City of Monroe has been delegated the authority of issuing grading permits for such activities on sites that are located within the jurisdictional limits of Monroe, including the City’s extraterritorial jurisdictional areas. Sites disturbing areas equal to or greater than 12,000 sq. ft. (commercial) or one acre (residential) must obtain a grading permit and post a bond.  A performance bond will not be required until after the bond estimate has been verified.  In accordance with the City of Monroe Ordinance 0-2011-12, the performance bond can be submitted in the form of a certified check, cash, or an irrevocable letter of credit.  Work must be completed, inspected, and approved by the Engineering Department before the performance bond can be released.  No plan will be approved until the performance bond has been received.  Alternatively, no erosion control plan is required for construction of single-family residential developments disturbing a total of one acre of land or less (Single Lot Residential ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement) and commercial developments disturbing less than 12,000 square feet of land (NON-Residential ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement); however, an ESC Installation and Maintenance Agreement is required.

Please submit digital uploads to CityView. The original Erosion Control Performance Bond may be mailed or delivered by Federal Express/UPS. Upload a copy of the deed(s), erosion control bond estimate, erosion control financial responsibility form, erosion control checklist, calculations, plans, fees, and any other pertinent paperwork to CityView. The plan review does not begin until the uploaded plan submittal is complete and applicable fees are paid.

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Erosion and Sediment Control Items:


 City of Monroe Fee Schedule Chapter VI Section 4

Erosion Control Plan Checklist 07.06.02.      

Erosion Control Financial Responsibility Form   

Primary Erosion Control Inspection Form

Final Erosion Control Acceptance Form

Intermediary Erosion Control Acceptance Form


Additional Resources:

City of Monroe Chapter 158: Erosion Control-Code Ordinance 

City of Monroe Standard Specifications and Detail Manual   

North Carolina Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources– Erosion and Sediment Control

US Army Corps of Engineers-Wilmington District

United States Environmental Protection Agency

International Erosion Control Association


NPDES requirements under the North Carolina General Permit NCG010000:  Construction Activities

Self Inspection & Monitoring Form   

Construction NPDES Stormwater General Permit NCG01 Permit   

Construction Stormwater:  Notice of Intent (NOI)

Construction NPDES Stormwater General Permit NCG01 Fact Sheet