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18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Grade and Fill

Bringing fill onto a lot or changing the elevation of the land in any way (part of the permit will involve checking that the site drainage is still correct).

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Construction Permit (1-page form)1 original signed.
  • Site plan (2 copies or sets): Site Plan with topography, adjacent building finish floor elevation, including existing and proposed elevation for drainage.
  • Letter of Authorization from Property Owner (1 original): Signed and notarized letter of authorization from the property owner where dirt will be placed.
  • Erosion Control Plan (2 copies/sets): Required prior to commencement of work.
  • As-Built Survey (2 copies/sets): As-built topography of the finished, restored site when work is completed.
  • Checklist of Grade and Fill Permit Requirements


On Application
  • Right-Of-Way Review: $90

Licenses That Can Obtain This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Not more than $75,000 in cost. Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building
  • Certified General
  • Certified Underground Utilities
  • Registered Building
  • Registered General
  • Registered Underground Utility
  • Local Grade Fill and Clear

Note: Fee payments by check should be made payable to either "CCBCC" or Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Payments are also accepted by Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.

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