Shoreland Alterations: Grading, Excavating, & Filling

Before you start your grading, excavating, and/or filling project within shoreland for any reason, please contact the Le Sueur County Environmental Services at 507-357-8538.  Depending on the type of project you will either need to apply for a Land Alteration Plan (LAP) or a Conditional Use Permit (CUP).

A grading, excavating, and filling permit (LAP or CUP) is required for alterations detailed in the following document: Grading, Excavating and Filling Permit Information (PDF).

If your project requires a Land Alteration Plan, please fill out the document located below and send the completed form to the Environmental Services Department for approval.  If your proposed project(s) include riprap installation, there are additional worksheets located below to help landowners/contractors calculate cubic yards of material needed to complete the riprap project.  Please contact the Environmental Services Department if you have any questions about the LAP or riprap worksheets.

If your project requires a Conditional Use Permit, please visit the Environmental Services-Planning and Zoning page.  Additionally, you will need to set up an appointment with the Planning and Zoning Department to discuss the Conditional Use Permit process.

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