How long does it take to obtain a permit?
For a Class 1 Drainage Permit, you may be able to get your permit the same day you apply. Simply ask for an inspector to meet you on site to review the permit checklist. After a sketch is put together and the checklist is completed and signed, simply pay the fee at City Hall and you’re ready to begin.

Class 2 Drainage Permits require more time to review because of the large quantity of information submitted, the City’s cooperative efforts with the Illinois EPA and the in-depth calculations required. The City will make every reasonable effort to provide a quick and hassle-free permit process.

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1. Why does Moline have a Drainage Permit?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. When will my site be inspected?
4. If I don’t need a permit, do I still need erosion control?
5. Why is the permit threshold (500 square foot land disturbance) so low?
6. Why is the Drainage Permit fee so expensive?
7. I took out the Drainage Permit but someone else (homeowner, subcontractor) violated the Ordinance. Why am I in trouble?
8. I’m a contractor / homebuilder / landscaper not an erosion control company. How do I learn about erosion control?
9. Do I have to hire an engineer to obtain a permit?
10. What if I already started the project?
11. How long does it take to obtain a permit?