Grading Permits

Anyone excavating, grading, installing onsite storm drainage, and/or constructing retaining walls within the Town of Los Gatos is required to obtain a grading permit from the Department of Parks & Public Works per Town ordinance.  The Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is intended to establish uniform standards to safeguard life, limb, property, water quality, and natural resources, and to promote the public welfare by regulating grading (Town Code 12.10.010 – 12.40.055).  The following information explains the Town’s Grading Permit requirements.  Click on the links below for more information.