Learn how to apply for and manage your Erosion & Sediment Control Permit. ESC Supervisors can access the online supervisor portal.



You must have an Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) Permit for all construction projects that have a disturbed area equal to or greater than 2,000 square metres.

The ESC Permit process establishes a framework to ensure that mandatory standards are applied to construction site ESC planning and management, which is conducive to the proposed construction, scheduling and specific site conditions, such as:

  • site drainage
  • topography
  • soil characteristic

See the complete requirements for larger construction sites.

ESC Permit Applications

Erosion & Sediment Control Permit applications are made through the City's Engineering Department and need to be issued prior to the release of associated construction permits.

ESC Permits are commonly associated with, but not limited to,

Review the complete permit application process in our General Guide to Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) Permit Applications.

Fill out the ESC Application package and submit your hardcopy application to the Engineering Department. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing. Complete your application in as much detail as possible to prevent processing delays. Any questions can be directed to escbylaw@surrey.ca or 604-592-6936. 

Any correspondence with the City of Surrey should contain your ESC file number (45XX-XXXX-XX) to ensure a timely response.

ESC Supervisor Reports

Once you have your ESC Permit issued, direct your ESC Supervisor to the online ESC Supervisor Reports Portal. 

ESC Supervisor Reports Portal

Reports must be submitted on a weekly basis unless special arrangements have been made. Reports are also required after a significant rainfall event (at least 25mm in a 24-hour period). Use the City of Surrey rain gauge to see rainfall data.

Need help? Additional application documents and supporting information on the ESC Permit are provided below.