Land Disturbance

Land Disturbance

Morgan County Planning & Development is the local issuing authority of land disturbance permits for Morgan County and the City of Madison. Land disturbance permits are a privilege that can be revoked at any time by the discretion of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD).

In order to continue servicing the public as a local issuing authority, we are required to inspect and enforce all land disturbance activities over one acre, or within 200 feet of state waters regardless of the disturbed acreage.

All land disturbances will require a set of approved plans and the best management practices (BMPs) will be required to meet the requirements of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission’s (GSWCC) Erosion Control Manual (Green Book).

For more information on requirements for land disturbing activities, please refer to the Morgan County Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control ordinance.

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit fees and forms can be found on the Georgia EPD website.