The Durham County Stormwater and Erosion Control Division administers and enforces the sedimentation and erosion control sections 3.8, 12.10 and 15.5 of the Durham City/County Unified Development Ordinance and the Durham County Stormwater Ordinance.
The Erosion Control Program administers and enforces the sedimentation and erosion control sections of the Durham City-County Unified Development Ordinance. A state-delegated local program, it includes all privately funded, non-agricultural land-disturbing activities of more than 12,000 square feet in both the City of Durham and the unincorporated areas of Durham County. The Program conducts plans reviews, issues land disturbance permits, and inspects all permitted projects for compliance.
The Stormwater Program is responsible for administering the Durham County Stormwater Ordinance, which applies to all unincorporated areas of Durham County. The Program is responsible for enforcing the Neuse River, Falls Lake, and Jordan Lake nutrient management rules through development reviews including flood control, water quantity, and water quality control measures. It is also responsible for maintaining the County’s compliance with the rules through stormwater retrofit identification, illicit discharge detection and elimination, and education and outreach activities.
PLEASE NOTE: As of March 1, 2018 Erosion Control Plan Submittals should include 2 copies of the erosion control plan and 1 full set of construction drawings. Construction drawings should be submitted in an electronic format. In addition, submittals requiring erosion control plans (land disturbance greater than 20,000 sf), that do not include a signed and sealed Plan Review Checklist will not be accepted.
ATTENTION: Durham County has recently released two letters to industry regarding Stormwater and Erosion Control
- Letter to Industry: Durham County Stormwater Construction Drawing Submittals
- Letter to Industry: Durham County Erosion Control Ordinance Amendments and Policy Changes
- Durham County Stormwater Ordinance
- Plan Submission Overview
- Standard Details for Sedimentation and Erosion Control
- Summary of Latest S & E Ordinance Changes
- Fees Schedule
- Neuse Strategy Stormwater Plan
- Floodplain Development Permit Application
Ryan D. Eaves, CFM, CPESC
Stormwater & Erosion Control Division
Phone: (919) 560-7992
Fax: (919) 560-0740