Retaining Wall

Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height (measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall) typically do not require a permit. If the retaining wall is designed to support a surcharge, a permit is required.

Submittal Requirements

Plan Submittal

Plans may be submitted online electronically through eTRAKiT or delivered in person to the Development Services at 401 N Elm Street with four sets of all paper plans.

Inspections Required

See the Fence Submittal Requirements document for a detailed list of inspections by type of fence. Submit all applicable inspection documents by email. These would include:

  • Energy test forms
  • Final drainage surveys
  • Form surveys
  • Special inspections, etc.


  • $141 plus $1.08 per linear foot