Clearing, Grubbing and Earthwork

Land clearing and grubbing is generally a surface operation that consists of cutting and removing all trees, stumps, roots and other debris from the site. When preparing a site for new construction, land clearing contractors must clear and grub the site before it is ready for foundations, utilities, pipelines, or even access roads. Site clearing services are one of the first steps for residential or commercial development and is an important part of any development project.

The Clearing, Grubbing, and Earthwork permit allows the applicant to install erosion control measures and begin the earth disturbing activities associated with the development.

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Step 1.Review Requirements

The following is required prior to issuance of a Clearing, Grubbing and Earthwork Permit:

  • Name, address and legal description of project
  • Contractor (Primary Operator) and Owner (Secondary Operator) information
  • Beginning and expected date of completion
  • Signature of Primary Operator (as Appears within Applicable, Fully Executed SWP3 or CSN)
  • No work shall be conducted in the floodplain without a Floodplain Development Permit.
    • Primary operator is responsible for site maintenance until NOT is filed.

Step 2.Apply Online

You can apply online for a Clearing, Grubbing and Earthwork Permit through the City of Grand Prairie's Customer Self-Service portal . First time users will need a valid email address to set up an account. It takes about 5 minutes to create a new account.

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Step 3.What next?

After completing the online application, permits are processed in approximately 3-5 business days. Depending on updates needed from the applicant, as this can result in longer approval times.

Phone / In Person

You are welcome to call or visit in person for help submitting your online application. 

Phone: 972-237-8141


City Hall - Engineering Division
300 W. Main Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Business Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Application and payment are submitted through the online Self-Service portal. Permit fees are designated in Article 22 of the Unified Development Code(PDF, 318KB) .