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County Permits

Land Disturbance Permit - $150

A Land Disturbance Permit is necessary for any activity disturbing one acre or more of land. In environmentally sensitive areas, such as those with sinkholes, caves, losing streams, wetlands, etc., the land disturbance threshold is lowered to 3,000 square feet.

Stormwater Discharge Permit - $50

A Stormwater Discharge Permit is required when constructing, altering, or reconstructing drainage facility(s).

Do not clear or grade any site until you confirm that all required permits and approvals have been obtained. Please contact Boone County Resource Management to set up a Pre-Application Meeting to discuss stormwater and land disturbance requirements that may apply. Non-stormwater related permits may also be required.

State Permits

MoDNR Land Disturbance Permit

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources requires a land disturbance permit when disturbing one acre or more of land by clearing, grading, or excavating.

Federal Permits

Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Section 404 Permit
(changes made to a waterway or its banks)

Under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, any discharge of fill material caused by dredging, dumping, construction, filling, excavation, or other modifications within "Waters of the U.S." will need a permit from the ACOE. This includes work that takes place in, under, or over water or wetlands adjacent to "Waters of the U.S." such as the Missouri River. Waters of the U.S. include rivers, creeks, streams, ditches, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. You may need a permit to work on your own property.

For other permits, visit Resource Management.

Inspection Procedures

Permittee Inspections

The permittee (or a representative of the permittee) will conduct regularly scheduled inspections at least once per seven (7) calendar days and within 48 hours of a rain event producing runoff. (This is the person designated in the SWPPP as responsible for environmental matters).


Inspect all installed BMPs and other pollution control measures for proper installation, operation and maintenance. Inspect all stormwater outfalls for evidence of erosion or sediment deposition.


Any structural or maintenance problem(s) must be noted in an inspection report and corrected within seven (7) calendar days of the inspection. Retain copies of the inspection reports on-site.

County Inspections

Boone County Resource Management inspection staff will periodically inspect your development site to ensure the SWPPP is properly implemented and any necessary amendments are being made. The erosion and sediment control measures for the site must be maintained by the developer until the site is stabilized.


The building inspectors will inspect the BMPs on-site during scheduled inspections. If BMPs are not being maintained, the inspection will be denied.


Issues with erosion and sediment control measures should be corrected within seven (7) calendar days. Extensions may be granted.

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