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Permitting & Fee Schedule


The City of Fond du Lac adopted Ordinance #3660 amending Chapter 325 Erosion Control and Stormwater Management relating to Drainage Plans on March 28, 2018. Amendments to the ordinance include, but not limited to the following information:

Review Fee Required. A review fee is required with the submittal of a residential lot drainage plan and shall be paid in an amount set by resolution of the City Council.

Drainage Deposit Required. A deposit is required for compliance with residential lot drainage plans and protection of public right-of-way infrastructure (including, but not limited to, sidewalk, driveway aprons, curb/gutter, terrace landscaping, street pavement; and sanitary, water, storm facilities). The deposit shall be returned to the builder or property owner upon the final approved inspection of the lot drainage and public right-of-way infrastructure. If during final inspection, the City Engineer directs corrective work, and said corrective work is not completed, part or all of the deposit may be forfeited to the City of Fond du Lac for use in completing the corrective work. The amount of the deposit shall be set by resolution of the City Council.

The 2018 Fee for the Drainage Plan Application and Review is $250.00 and is not refundable. The 2018 Drainage Deposit is $1,000.00 and is refundable upon approval of the final inspection of the drainage and infrastructure. One check may be issued to cover the fee and deposit.

The Drainage Plan Application and Two (2) stamped Drainage Plans will need to be submitted to the City Engineering Division, 4th floor of the County/City building located at 160 S. Macy St. for review and approval. The Drainage Plan Application form can be completed and downloaded from the City of Fond du Lac’s website at www.fdl.wi.gov, Engineering & Traffic Division, and under the tab for Permitting & Fee Schedule.

The primary applicant is responsible for calling City Engineering – 920-322-3470 or emailing drainage@fdl.wi.gov to schedule all inspections and close out the permit once work is complete.

Included with this memo is the Drainage Plan Application and the Drainage Plan Requirements. Contractors with questions when completing the new application process please feel free to either call 920-322-3470 or stop in the office to discuss any questions.

Excavation in the Right-Of-Way Permit
The City requires an Excavation in the Right-of-Way Permit before any private entity can place, construct, or reconstruct anything in the public right-of-way.  Permits are typically required for such things as construction activities which include sidewalks, curb & gutter, laterals, and street openings, etc.  The cost of the permit has not changed and remains $150.00. 
The permit can be completed and downloaded from the link below. Permits completed by contractors on-line may be emailed to rowpermit@fdl.wi.gov. In the event an Engineer is out of the office, the Engineering Division will ensure the permit is provided to another Engineer for review, to ensure the permitting cycle is not delayed.  
The Excavation in the Right-Of-Way Permit is required to be submitted and approved prior to work commencing. The field representative shall have a copy of the approved permit on-site at all times. Upon completion of work, under the terms of the permit the contractor is required to call the City Engineering Office for inspection. Failure to abide by the conditions of the permit will result in the Immediate Revocation of the permit.  

Contractors are reminded permits are not approved upon delivery, so please allow enough time in the construction schedule for the City’s permit approval process. The City understands with changes to the permit, contractors may have questions when completing the new permit, so please feel free to either call 920-322-3470 or stop in the office to discuss any questions.

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