General Development

Community Certification


Form Description
Certified, Non-Certified Communities (May 8, 2015) (PDF) A list of communities with the responsibility to enforce at a minimum all WDO provisions and those communities for which SMC enforces WDO provisions.
Community Certification Form (PDF) A one-page form to document information about a community when it wishes to become certified to administer WDO provisions.
Community Notification Procedure (PDF) A form and procedural outline for notifying certified communities of significant Watershed Development Ordinance non-compliance issues.
Petition for Standard SMC Certification (2010) (PDF) A signatory form for communities wishing to petition Lake County SMC for the authority to review and issue permits for Standard Provisions of the WDO. The form also outlines the provisions and responsibilities associated with Standard Certification.
Re-Certification Checklist Form (fill-able) (PDF) A fillable Word checklist for community self-audit in support of recertification. See also the recertification checklist procedures (2008).
Re-Certification Checklist Procedure (PDF) Memo outlining the requirements and process for communities desiring re-certification, used to facilitate SMC staff in evaluating certification or re-certification status consistently between communities, includes a "self-audit" procedure.

General Forms


Form Description
As-Built Review Checklist (2007) (PDF) A checklist of items for preparing complete as-built plans for approval.
Permit Application Fee Schedule (June 2, 2016) (PDF) SMC permit review fees.
FOIA Request Form (April 19, 2010) (PDF) Form for Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. You also may contact SMC directly to make a FOIA request. This form will help us process your request but is not required to make a request.
Technical Advisory Committee Members (2016) (PDF) A list of and contact information for each TAC member and alternate.

Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO)


Form Description
Do I Need a Watershed Development Permit (PDF) Information for developers and homeowners on what a Watershed Development Permit is, how to know if you need one, and where to go to get it.
Enforcement Officer Contact List (June 2, 2016) (PDF) A list of individuals responsible for permitting development and administering/enforcing all provisions of the WDO for the specified community.
Exemption Allowances (2012) (PDF) Guidance memo regarding developments exempt from select WDO provisions.
Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (October 13, 2015) (PDF) Document establishing the minimum countywide standards for stormwater management aspects of development in incorporated lands, including floodplains, detention, soil erosion/sediment control, water quality treatment, and wetlands. THIS IS THE CURRENT VERSION. Note: Planning Building and Development regulates unincorporated lands under the Unified Development Ordinance.
Major Development Checklist (PDF) A form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete Watershed Development Permit submittal associated with major developments.
Minor Development Checklist (PDF) A form to assist both the permit applicant and the Lake County SMC reviewer with determining the information needed for a complete Watershed Development Permit submittal associated with minor developments.
Permit Review Checklist (PDF) A simplified list of items typically looked at during the permit review process. Many other factors are considered, but this list gives a good idea of what is covered. Not every item applies to every permit application.
Single Family Home Checklist (PDF) A checklist of items for a permit applicant to submit when applying for a Watershed Development Permit to construct a single-family home.
Subsidence Amendment (2008) (PDF) Excerpt of WDO section addressing subsidence within Regulatory Floodplain.
WDO Adoption Template (2015) (PDF) A template for community adoption of the WDO.
WDO Amendments Exhibit A (October 13, 2015) (PDF) A summary of amendments in numerical order to the current (October 15, 2015) version of the WDO.
Watershed Development Permit Application Blank (October 20, 2012) (PDF) A blank PDF form for applying for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of no Wetland Impact. User prints and fills out manually. Alternately, you may use the fillable Word form or fillable PDF.
Watershed Development Permit Application Fillable (October 20, 2012) (PDF) A fillable Word version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of no Wetland Impact. User can open in Word, fill out, save, and print.
Watershed Development Permit Application Fillable PDF (October 20, 2012) (PDF) A fillable PDF version of the form used to apply for a Watershed Development Permit or Letter of no Wetland Impact. User can open, fill out, save, and print. See also Watershed Development Permit Instructions under guidance documents.
Watershed Development Permit Instructions (PDF) Instructions for the Website for using the interactive Watershed Development Permit Application form (pdf format).