What is percent grade?
It is a percentage that represents the slope of the ground on your site. It is the increase or decrease in height of the ground (uphill or downhill) divided by the length of your site multiplied by 100 [(number of vertical feet (up or down)/ horizontal length of hill or site) x 100]. The linked guide (PDF) may also help you to determine the percent grade / slope of your site.

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1. What is one-call utility locate service?
2. There are paint marks / flags on, or near, my property. What do they mean?
3. Why is the county surveying at this location?
4. What are the standards (i.e., width, slope, surfacing) for my driveway / private road?
5. What size of easement is needed for a new development?
6. What is a “paved apron”?
7. Do I need a culvert?
8. What size of culvert do I need?
9. What type of road do I have to construct?
10. What type of permit / approval do I need?
11. What information is needed when the Engineering Division reviews my application?
12. Why do I need to complete a Preliminary Stormwater Proposal?
13. What is percent grade?
14. What is sight distance?
15. Can I bond for the improvements?
16. How are county road projects funded?
17. How can I make comments on the 1 year and 6 year road programs?
18. How can I request that a roadway be improved?