As a Qualified Local Program, Knox County will no longer issue Land Disturbance / Grading Permits to sites that require a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Notice of Coverage (NOC) under the NPDES Stormwater Construction Permit (sites over 1 acre or part of a larger common plan of development). In these instances, the issued NOC will serve as the land disturbance / grading permit. A Notice of Coverage can be obtained by filling out a Notice of Intent (NOI) and submitting it to Knox County Stormwater Management. Click here to view the Notice of Intent (NOI) and other forms you may need to operate in Knox County.
Developments under 1 acre that have either 5 + feet of cut / fill material OR over 10,000 square feet of planned imperviousness require a Small Lot Fill and /or Grading Agreement. The Small Lot Fill and/or Grading Agreement can be obtained by calling Knox County Stormwater Management at (865) 215-5540.
Developments under 1 acre that have less than 5 feet of cut/fill material require a Small Lot Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Agreement. This agreement is issued by our Codes Department and can be obtained by calling Knox County Codes at (865) 215-2325.