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When will my site be inspected?
Erosion control inspections are conducted at least once a week, but as often as necessary, and after any rain event over .5”.


Erosion control practices should be inspected and maintained by the permit holder prior to any visit from the City. If the City inspections show inadequate protection of the site, permit holders will be contacted on a limited courtesy basis. If corrections are not made or if the site is not maintained to prevent erosion, a notice of violation, fines and legal action will follow.

Drainage Permit

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1. Why does Moline have a Drainage Permit?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. When will my site be inspected?
4. If I don’t need a permit, do I still need erosion control?
5. Why is the permit threshold (500 square foot land disturbance) so low?
6. Why is the Drainage Permit fee so expensive?
7. I took out the Drainage Permit but someone else (homeowner, subcontractor) violated the Ordinance. Why am I in trouble?
8. I’m a contractor / homebuilder / landscaper not an erosion control company. How do I learn about erosion control?
9. Do I have to hire an engineer to obtain a permit?
10. What if I already started the project?
11. How long does it take to obtain a permit?