Watershed High-Density Development Permit
Purpose. A Watershed High-Density Development Permit shall be required for new development exceeding
the requirements of the low-density option.
Application. An application for a Watershed High-Density Development Permit shall be submitted
to the Water Quality Administrator on the proper form and shall include the following
A completed application signed by the owner of the property or his/her authorized
Two (2) reproducible copies of the development plan or site plan including information
required by this Chapter and other documents as necessary concerning built-upon area;
Two (2) reproducible copies of the plans and specifications of the stormwater control
structure(s) consistent with the requirements of this Chapter and the Stormwater BMP
When required by law, written verification that a soil erosion and sedimentation
control plan has been approved by the appropriate state or local agency.
Review Schedule. The Water Quality Administrator shall process and take action on all
applications for Watershed High-Density Development Permits within 65 days.
Fees. Any review fee established by the Board of Commissioners shall be submitted with the
Staff/Formal Review. Prior to taking final action on any application, the Water Quality Administrator may
provide an opportunity to public agencies affected by the development proposal to review and make
recommendations on the application. The Water Quality Administrator shall either approve or disapprove
each application for a Watershed High-Density Development Permit based on the applicable criteria
contained in this Chapter related to water supply watershed regulations.
If the Water Quality Administrator approves the application, such approval shall be indicated on the permit
and both copies of the site plan and both copies of the plans and specifications of the stormwater control
structure. A Watershed High Density Development Permit shall be issued after the applicant posts a
performance bond acceptable security as required by Article VIII (Natural Resources) Subpart B (Water
Quality) and executes an Operation and Maintenance Agreement as required by Article VIII (Natural
Resources) Subpart B (Water Quality). A copy of the permit and one (1) copy of each set of plans shall be
kept on file in the office of the Water Quality Administrator. The original permit and one (1) copy of each
set of plans shall be delivered to the applicant either by personal service or registered mail, return receipt
requested. If the Water Quality Administrator disapproves the application based on his/her findings, the
reasons for such action shall be provided to the applicant in writing by mail, return receipt requested. The
applicant may make changes and submit a revised plan which shall be considered as a new matter. All
revisions shall be submitted, reviewed, and acted upon by the Water Quality Administrator pursuant to the
procedures of this section.