Drainage and Stormwater Management

Stormwater Detention Basin Maintenance Inspection

Properties with an on-site stormwater management facility, and a recorded Owner/Developer Inspection and Maintenance Agreement are required to perform a yearly inspection of the stormwater facility and submit an annual inspection report. View Stormwater Detention Basin Maintenance Inspection Form(PDF, 68KB).

Drainage Design Manual / Erosion Control Plan Requirements

Engineering staff issues Clearing, Grubbing and Earthwork Permits, and reviews drainage plans for building permits, development, and erosion control. All development within the City of Grand Prairie must comply with the requirements of the City Drainage Design Manual (as currently amended) as well as City Erosion Control Standards.

Standard Detail for Drainage Infrastructure and Erosion Control Devices

The Engineering Division maintains the city standard details for construction. There are standard details for drainage infrastructure construction and two standard detail sheets for erosion control. Both standard detail sheets for erosion control are required for submittals for grading and erosion control plan reviews.

Drainage Plan Review Fees

The City of Grand Prairie enacted Drainage Fee Ordinance 7677(PDF, 145KB) updating the policy requiring developers to provide escrow funds for a third party to perform drainage reviews for development projects within the City limits. Also Clearing and Grubbing and Earthwork Permits and the review of plat required single family lot drainage and grading permit plans requires payment of certain fees. 

Article 22: Fee Schedule (Unified Development Code)(PDF, 356KB) - Go to Section 22.2.22 for the fee ordinance for clear & grubbing and earthwork permits and certain single family drainage and grading plan review permits.

Article 14: Drainage (Unified Development Code)(PDF, 202KB)

Article 15: Floodplain Management (Unified Development Code)(PDF, 858KB)

Contact Info

Physical Address
Engineering Department
300 West Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Mailing Address
Engineering Department
P.O. Box 534045
Grand Prairie, TX 75053

Phone: 972-237-8141
Email: hsheffield@gptx.org