Erosion and Sediment Control - within the jurisdictions of Johnston County, Benson, Wilson's Mills, Archer Lodge, and Pine Level

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Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance PDF
Residential Erosion Control Flyer PDF
JC Erosion and Sediment Control Guidance PDF
Plan Checklist for Designers PDF | Word
Financial Responsibility Form PDF | Word
ESC Self-Inspection Form PDF | Word
NPDES Construction 

Instructions for Submitting an Erosion & Sediment Control Plan

  1. Contact Johnston County Public Utilities to schedule a pre-design conference.
  2. A completed, notarized and signed Express Financial Responsibility/Ownership Form (FRO) - include any pertinent deed and easement information as well as latitude and longitude of the project.
  3. Application Fee - The application fee of $400.00 per acre (rounded up to the next acre) is assessed for the first 10 acres and an additional $125 per acre for each additional acre (rounded up to the next acre). Residential lot plans are $100 per lot.
  4. A completed application checklist.
  5. One copy of the erosion control plan.  The plan must meet the requirements set forth in the North Carolina Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual.  The complete manual may be downloaded from the NCDENR website at
  6. A narrative and all pertinent design calculations, construction details, and a detailed construction schedule.
  7. Direct all inquiries and submittals to:

Jessica Batten, Stormwater Manager
Johnston County Public Utilities
309 E. Market Street
P.O. Box 2263 Smithfield, NC 27577
Office: 919-209-8333
Fax: 919-934-7174 /

Johnston County Public Utilities

Physical Address:
Land Use Center
309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2263
Smithfield, NC 27577

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  • Phone:
    Main - 919-989-5075
    Pay by Phone - 844-845-2151

    After Hours Emergency - 919-934-9411
  • Fax:
    Business Office - 919-934-0256
    Engineering Office - 919-934-7174
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