About the Permit
The Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (WDO) Permit is required when a project is located in a floodplain or flood-prone area; may impact a wetland; will hydrologically disturb more than 5000 square feet; or will modify the site drainage.
If you are developing in a Certified Community (PDF)
the municipality is the permitting agency.
If you are developing in an unincorporated area, contact Lake County Planning, Building and Development (PB&D)
If your project is not within a Certified Community or in an unincorporated area, SMC is the permitting agency for Non-Certified Communities (PDF)