Stormwater & Erosion Control


Flooded Lowland in a FieldA stormwater permit is required for all proposed land development activity within the unincorporated towns of Brighton, Paris, Randall, Somers and Wheatland that meet any of the following:

  • Is a subdivision plat
  • May ultimately result in the addition of 0.5 acres or greater of impervious surfaces or that may result in land disturbing activity of one acre or greater
  • Involves the construction of any new public or private road
  • Is likely to cause an adverse impact to an environmentally sensitive area or another property

The process of obtaining a certificate of compliance may also require a review.


To minimize water pollution, flooding and other negative impacts of urbanization on downstream water resources (lakes, streams, wetlands & groundwater) and property owners. Goals are aimed at controlling soil erosion and sedimentation during construction and managing the discharge of stormwater after development.


Typically, the stormwater review process is initiated in conjunction with any site plan, platting or CSM review. If a pre-conference meeting is not required, it is recommended that you meet with county development staff to review your proposed development and discuss the stormwater review process.

You must submit a complete stormwater plan and the appropriate fee based upon the Kenosha County Department of Planning & Development fee schedule. A separate fee submittal is required with each successive submittal of additional stormwater information. 

Once the stormwater and finished grading plan is implemented, an as-built stormwater facilities review/grading certification and fee must be submitted for approval.

Procedures, Requirements, Forms & Checklists

Construction erosion control plans requirements and checklist:


You can anticipate that the stormwater review process will take approximately six to eight weeks upon submittal of a completed stormwater plan. Each additional submittal will take approximately six to eight weeks.