Grading / Excavation Permits

A Grading Permit is required for any fill, excavation, or land disturbance on private property within the City of Wildwood. Grading Permits are generally issued for land development, clearing on individual lots, or work affecting sensitive areas such as creeks, ravines, floodplains, and other natural resources.


The cost associated with this permit is $60 ($20 permit fee and $40 inspection fee), plus an escrow deposit (escrow deposit is $2,000.00 per disturbed acre or as determined by the director of Public Works).

Application & Requirements

A Grading Permit Application (PDF) can be picked up at City Hall or obtained via fax. Please be aware of the Grading Permit Requirements for Subdivision Development (PDF). A Department of Natural Resources Land Disturbance Permit will be required for sites with land disturbance of one acre or greater.