Stormwater Permit Fees

A stormwater permit is required for all land-disturbing operations that equal to or exceed one acre. The Gaston County Board of Commissioners has established permit review fees equal to $350 per acre. These fees shall be doubled when activity subject to the ordinance begins before a stormwater permit is obtained from the county.

For land, disturbing areas equal to or more than one acre, the stormwater permit application plan shall be prepared by and bear the seal and signature of a professional engineer or landscape architect licensed in the state of North Carolina.

What is Needed

  • 2 sets of bluelines
  • 1 set of calculations
  • 1 Financial Responsibility/Ownership Form (signed and notarized)
  • 1 Completed Checklist Form


Payments should be made by check or money order to the:

Gaston County
Gaston Natural Resources
1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway
Dallas, North Carolina 28034


$350 non-refundable plan review processing fee for each acre of disturbed land or any part of an acre of disturbed land (including off-site borrow and waste areas). No processing fee will be charged for a revised plan unless the revised plan contains an increase in the number of acres to be disturbed.

Example: 1.0 acre = $350

1.1 acre = $700


For questions please contact Joseph Alm, the administrator.