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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: 

Borrow Pit Permitting Matrix
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