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.

Inspections Required

See the Fence Submittal Requirements document for a detailed list of inspections by type of fence. Upload all inspection documents to the permit in eTRAKiT. These would include:

  • Form surveys
  • Engineered inspections report(s)


See Fee Schedule for more information