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Clearing and Grading in Critical Areas

Clearing and Grading in Critical Areas (GJ)

For activities conducted within a critical area or critical area buffer not combined with a building permit. Activities may include hazardous tree removal, vegetation management plan, habitat improvement plan, noxious species removal, vegetation pruning or stream and shoreline stabilization measures.

Please Note: The following are the materials, fees and timeline that typically apply to an application of this type. This information is a general guide and should not be used as a substitute for current codes and regulations. Before applying for a permit, contact Permit Processing (425-452-4898 or permittech@bellevuewa.gov) with your project details to verify that this is the correct application type and for any other submittal information.

To apply for this permit: Please submit paper plans and apply in person at City Hall. This permit is not available online through MyBuildingPermit.com

Submittal Chart

For definitions, numbers of copies to submit and other important information.

Single-Family Clearing & Grading Permits

Submittal Description Sheets

1 Standards for Plans & Drawings
2 Boundary & Topographic Survey
22b Final Landscape Plan
25 Geotechnical Report
26 Wetland Report (if wetlands exist)
27 Environmental Checklist
Tree Pruning Guidelines - PDF, Flipbook


Clearing & Grading Permit Application
CSWPPP (Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) Short Form for Small Construction Projects
CSWPPP Long Form
Hazardous Tree Form


Clearing & Grading Permits

Target Processing Timeline

63 Calendar Days

Actual Processing Timeline
(updated weekly)

Landscape Vegetation (GJ)

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