Borrow Pits and Mines
A mine or borrow pit is where a material like gravel, soil, clay or sand has been excavated for use at another location. Borrow pits can be enclosed or open, and both types require a permit in Escambia County. The process of reclaiming a borrow pit back to land by filling with fill material is referred as a borrow pit reclamation project.
The permitting process for a new borrow pit is similar to other projects. Before you begin, check and double check your zoning and future land use category. A pre-application conference is required for this type of development. This is a free service that we offer so that we can highlight the ordinance regulations and address potential issues and discuss potential solutions. Additional steps include: