Erosion control involves measures taken to reduce the discharge of sediment and other pollutants that are carried in runoff from land disturbing and land development activities. Erosion and uncontrolled stormwater runoff can have adverse impacts on both land and water. To reduce these impacts, Dane County Ordinance Chapter 14 (PDF) requires a permit for specific land disturbing activities that occur in Dane County. General permit information links:
An Erosion Control Permit or a Shoreland Erosion Control Permit is required for any of the following:
Permit Fees Land & Water Viewer Webpage
The Land & Water Viewer online mapping application can be used to create a map(s) to submit with your permit application. The viewer webpage also includes links to tutorial videos.
Checks should be made out to “Dane County Treasurer."
Additional forms that may need to be submitted with your permit application(s):