Springfield DPW
Development and Public Works Home Land Drainage and Alteration Permits (LDAP)


On July 1, 2004 Public Works Engineering became the administrative department for implementing the Land & Drainage Alteration Program (LDAP) for the City of Springfield. As an NPDES Phase II city, Springfield is required by provisions in the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to adopt rules regulating the discharge of pollutants into surface waters. Additionally, the City’s Grading ordinance was adopted July 28, 2003. The grading ordinance sets forth specific rules and regulations to control excavating, grading, and earthwork construction. This includes construction of fills and embankments; establishes the administrative procedure for issuance of permits; and safeguarding persons and property against unreasonable hazards resulting from uncontrolled grading and excavating practices.


Drainage Ditch Driveway Entrance build



All persons engaged in construction activities must implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) for preventing and/or

controlling erosion, sedimentation and other construction-related impacts to water quality and the environment.

An LDAP permit is required prior to any site disturbance for construction activities that:

a) Includes grading that is intended to support a structure
b) Disturb an area one acre or greater in size or
c) Disturb 50 cubic yards or greater
d) Occur within the Flood Plain, Willamette Greenway Overlay Districts or adjacent to identified Goal 5 resources.

Sites that are exempt from the permit requirements identified above must achieve the same outcomes and are subject to the

same enforcement action as permitted sites.


- No deposit or discharge of sediment onto adjacent properties or water features
- No degradation of water features due to removal of streambank vegetation
- No deposit of mud, soil, concrete, or other material into streets or storm drains
- No exposure of soil or stockpiles to stormwater runoff without containment
- No earth slides or mudflows shall leave the property; and
- No discharge of contaminants or hazardous substances from the site


1.0 Getting Ready for Your Inspection
1.1 Permit Process
1.2 Minimum Requirements
1.3 Standard Notes

2.0 Residential Construction
2.1 Excavated Sidewalk
2.2 Soil Coverage
2.3 Sediment Fence
2.4 Wet Weather Best Management Practices
2.5 Managing Concrete and Mortar




Engineering and Construction Resources
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Construction Stormwater Permits
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)




LRS 08-16-17

City of Springfield, Oregon