Forest Harvest Permits are needed for logging and timber removal operations that occur on a property. The Sediment Control Plans for forest harvest area must remain as woodland - No change in land use nor new development is to be proposed.
Each application for a Forest Harvest Sediment Control permit must be accompanied by:
A permit will be issued when all appropriate fees have been paid, necessary bonds posted, and plans have been approved by the Department. In granting the permit, the Department may attach conditions that the Department deems reasonably necessary to prevent offsite sedimentation and the degradation of streams and other waterways. These conditions must be identified on the approved plans. The permittee must certify that all land disturbing activities will be performed pursuant to the approved plans.
Sediment Control permits must not conflict with conditions shown on approved subdivision plans, development plans, forest conservation plans, or site plans.
Forest Harvest Activities - Please see the Schedule of Fees for Permits Licenses and Inspections - Method 3 . The FY17 Automation Enhancement Fee has been reduced to zero.
Forest Harvest Permits are issued within a week of application. However, they are mailed to the Montgomery Soil Conservation District for final plan approval.
Actual processing time may vary due to workload and the complexity of the site.
The permittee must notify their DPS Sediment Control Inspector listed on the Sediment Control Permit 48 hours before commencing any land disturbing activities to schedule a pre-construction meeting. Required inspections and testing are performed during the construction (see Sediment Control Inspections).
Sediment control permits are valid for two years from the date of issuance. All Sediment Control permits may be extended for one year. Extension requests need to be made in writing to DPS Land Development Permit Processing Section. Refer to fees section for fees associated with extensions. Forest Harvest permits cannot be extended.
Any activity involving lots that are over 40,000 square feet in size will have to make application to Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in reference to Forest Conservation.
Any activity within the public rights-of-way will require a roadway grading permit from the Land Development Division of DPS. The Montgomery Soil Conservation District must approve all SC plans for Forest Harvest Activities.
Appeals of the issuance of any SC permit should be directed to Director of DPS within five work days from date of permit issuance.
|Sediment Control Permit Application||Sediment Control Permit Application|
|Stormwater Concept Application||Stormwater Concept Application|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fees for Sediment Control Permit (See pages 4-7)||Executive Regulation 8-15|
|Automation Enhancement Fee Regulation||Automation Enhancement Fee|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|General Bond Information||Bond Information|
|Performance Bond||Performance Bond Sample|
|Letter of Credit||Letter of Credit Sample|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Montgomery County Code - Chapter 19||Montgomery County Code|
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|Water Resource Section Standards, Guidelines and Helpful Information||DPS Water Resources Section Guidelines|
|Stormwater Management Concept Information||Stormwater Concept|
|Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Inspections||Sediment Control Inspections|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Sediment Control"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections|
|Online Permit Status||Search DPS|
|Applicants with Contact ID Sign In||Sign In|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact||Allegheny Power|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)|
|Board of Appeals|
|Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP)|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|
|Montgomery Soil Conservation District|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|