Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

Report an Erosion Control Problem

For concerns regarding the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program in Apex or to report offsite sedimentation, please submit a concern online.

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Erosion Control

Proper erosion control measures are required for every construction site in town regardless of the project size, including single family residences.

For sites exceeding 20,000 square feet, an approved Erosion Control Plan is required.

See the Construction Sequence (PDF) and Construction Sequence Flow Chart (PDF) for more information.

For design information, see Section 400 of the Town's Standard Specifications and Standard Details related to erosion control.

Soil & Erosion Fees

Permit Application Fee

An application for approval of a Soil Erosion Plan costs $500 per disturbed acre (no maximum), calculated using a round number of disturbed acres to the nearest 1/10.  Fees are to be paid upon plan submittal. See the Soil and Erosion Plan Checklist (PDF) for calculation of total plan fee.

Performance Guarantee Fee

The cost for a performance guarantee is $2,500 per disturbed acre in the form of a certified check, cash or irrevocable letter of credit.  The performance guarantee is due prior to the Town issuing a Letter of Soil and Erosion Plan Approval. Please contact Jean Weatherman in Development Services at 919-249-3394 prior to posting the performance guarantee.