Erosion Control

All land-disturbing activity performed in Rowan County should follow appropriate erosion control practices. Land disturbing activity of one acre or more is subject to the requirements of the Rowan County Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance (RCSESCO). Click here for more information  Do I need an Erosion Control Plan?

Erosion Control Plan for land-disturbing activities

Plan Submittals

Physical plan submittal materials should be sent to:
Rowan County Planning and Development
402 N Main Street, Room 204
Salisbury, NC 28144

Digital plans should be sent to:
Joshua Canup
Phone: 704-216-8591

Fee Schedule

The disturbed land erosion control acreage fee is $50 per acre with partial acreages rounded to the next whole acre, e.g. 1.35 disturbed acres will require a permit fee of $100 (2 acres).  

Click here to view the proposed fee increase to take effect July 1, 2022. 

Plan Review Fee

As provided in Section 18-52(c) of the county's erosion and sedimentation control ordinance, the county may elect to retain a consultant or professional services to review an erosion control plan and provide a determination(s) or recommendation(s) as to whether the plan complies with standards of the ordinance and all applicable state/federal rules and regulations.

The applicant shall pay any expense for consulting or professional services in excess of the disturbed acreage fee.  The county shall require the consultant(s) to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and to hold confidential any proprietary information supplied by the applicant.  All determination costs are reimbursable to the county by the applicant prior to final approval and initiating land-disturbing activity.

Background Information

Click here to find out why an erosion plan is important.

Additional Resources