Agricultural Grading

Clearing and grading of land for agricultural operations may be exempted from grading permit requirements by the Building Department upon verification that a bona fide agricultural project is involved and a permit exemption has been recommended by the Agricultural Commissioner. An exemption under this section shall only be approved upon:

  1. Written verification by the landowner, which shall be deemed to be binding up the landowner and any successors in interest; and
  2. The permit-exempted lands shall be used for agricultural operations for a period of at least five (5) years following the granting of the exemption, provided all of the criteria established in this Article are met and there is full compliance with all of the procedures set forth in this Article 11.

County Code

Land Use and Development Code, navigate to Chapter 5 Buildings/ Section 17 Agricultural Grading.