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Fees and Fines

Make checks payable to City of Henderson. Please mail checks to the City of Henderson Engineering Department at P.O. Box 1434 Henderson, NC 27536 or hand deliver to the Engineering Department at 900 South Beckford Drive, Henderson, NC.

General Fees:


  • Printed Maps and Records: $1.00 to $20.00
  • Petition to Close a Street: $900.00

Stormwater Fees and Fines:

Stormwater Permit Review Fee: $400.00

Check 401/404 permits:
  Grading in a floodplain: $5,000
    Call Army Corp of Engineers/DWQ
  Filling in a Wetland, Creek or water course: $5,000

Erosion Control Fees and Fines:

Plan Review Fee Permit Inspection Fee
0.50 acre to 0.999 acre = $75.00 
1 to 3 acres = $100.00 
More than 3 acres = $125.00 + 20.00 per acre
0.50 acre to 0.999 acre = $125.00
1 to 3 acres = $225.00
More than 3 acres = $325.00 + 20.00 per acre

  • No approved plan/grading without a permit (includes single family lots): $5,000
  • Failure to renew permit: $500
  • Failure to follow approved plan, or obtain signed plan prior to work: $3,000
  • Failure to submit revised plan: $2,500

Graded slopes and fill too steep:$1,500
Unprotected slopes (see failure to provide ground cover in 7 days): $1,000
Lack of Maintenance: $2,000
Inadequate buffer zone (30 feet Roanoke, 50 feet for Tar-Pam):$3,000

Erosion Problems (failure to take all reasonable measures)

  • Slight potential for erosion problem - $500/day
  • Moderate potential for erosion problem - $1,000/day
    • Interior of basin not seeded
    • baffles not installed or maintained
    • skimmer not dewatering
    • silt fence blown over (slightly)
    • construction entrance failing
  • Severe potential for erosion problem - $2,000/day
    • Silt fence blown out (top or bottom)
    • Sediment basin over half full
    • tree protection fence down
Sediment offsite

  • Slight (each can be separate violations, examples only) - $500/day
    • Construction entrance violation, mud tracking
    • Average 10' x 10' area
    • Seeded area that did not take and eroded offsite
    • Up to one 5-gallon bucket full
  • Moderate (each can be separate violations, examples only) - $1,000/day
    • Silt fence overtopped, concentrated water, not into inlet
    • Less than two 5-gallon buckets
    • Average area is 20' x 30'
    • Skimmer dewatering too fast, over 50 NTU
  • Severe (each can be separate violations, examples only) - $4,000/day
    • Sediment in water course buffered stream (intermittent & ephemeral), wetland, pond, floodplain
    • Sediment onto private property (including ponds)
    • Sediment area larger than 20' x 30'
    • More than three 5-gallon buckets full
    • Sediment overtopping silt fence into unprotected inlet
Penalty for Violation of Stop Work Order $4,000



Failure to provide adequate ground cover

  • Slight:...............$500
    • 50'x50' area
    • Less than 3:1 slope
    • Little possibility for erosion
  • Moderate:...............$1,000
    • 100'x100' area
    • 3:1-2:1 slope
    • Slight rilling
  • Severe:...............$3,500
    • 200'x200' area
    • 2:1 slope or more
    • Large rills to gullies and washing

Insufficient measures to retain sediment onsite


Failure to take all reasonable measures (see also insufficient measures): $500
Large storm(non-hurricane): $500
At start of project prior to full installation: $500
In between phased grading: $750