Stormwater Construction Permit

  • The Town of Big Flats is a MS4 community and has developed more restrictive standards. If your project will impact, disturb or expose one-half or more acres of soil, including:

  • Clearing and grubbing

  • Filling or stockpiling

  • Building Construction

  • Grading

  • Excavating

  • Demolition

…you are required to have a permit for stormwater discharges from the site.

For more information please read the Moving Dirt Brochure.


For more information see the links below.

Chemung County Stormwater Coalition

Southern Tier Regional Planning & Development

Chemung Stormwater Projects

MS4 Stormwater Annual Report 2021

Public comment can be submitted to the local contact listed in the annual report or to the Chemung County Stormwater Coalition at:

851 Chemung St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or


Inspections are required to ensure that projects are built following all applicable building and codes laws and standards. There are several inspections required throughout a construction project.

When your project is ready for an inspection, please call 24 hours in advance of the inspection.

When you call for an inspection, have the type of permit, the address of the inspection, and the floor of the structure or business name information available. If you are making a complaint, have the address and type of construction related activity observed.