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Flood Control District Permits

Submittal Requirements

    Submittal Information

      The Los Angeles County Flood Control District's (LACFCD) core responsibilities are to provide flood protection and water conservation in over 3,000 square miles within the County of Los Angeles. To achieve this and effectively serve the residents of the county, the LACFCD owns, operates and maintains a number of major dams, debris basins, open channels, underground storm drains, catch basins, spreading grounds, and sea water barrier projects among other facilities, and the associated rights of way. As such, in order to protect these investments by ensuring their integrity is preserved while accommodating the needs of future development, and pursuant to Los Angeles County Code, any work, encroachment, or activity within or affecting the LACFCD right-of-way, facilities, interests or jurisdiction requires a Flood Permit. Below is information on the requirements to obtain a Flood permit. All permit requests must include the following:

      1. Application Form

      The Flood Permit Application must be completed and signed by the project owner or sponsor, and include a detailed description of the work/activity/encroachment to be permitted. Please print the complete street address and telephone number of the owner and the agent (if any), the site address, and the Thomas Guide page and grid.

      2. Permit Fee

      A payment for the permit must be submitted (cash or check and made payable to "LA County Department of Public Works"). The amount will be based from the current Fee Ordinance. In cases where plan review and inspection fees apply, the permit engineer will determine the minimum deposit amount. For questions regarding the permit cost, contact the permit office at (626) 458-3129.

      3. Liability Insurance

      Submit a certificate of liability insurance with a minimum $1,000,000 limit and the Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works as the certificate holder. An Additional Insured Endorsement in favor of the County and District is also required. Please refer to the example Insurance Certificate.

      4. BMP Acknowledgement form (if applicable)s

    Access

    An access permit is required for activities NOT involving construction work—such activities include inspection of privately-owned utilities in District right of way; transport of construction material to an adjoining property; removal of green waste; collection of water samples; trash pick-up by non-profit groups or volunteers; scouting for possible filming in District right of way; etc. The Flood Permit application must include a detailed description of the access required. For example: “Authorize temporary access into LA Flood Control District right of way along Tujunga Wash to perform survey of the Main Street bridge for future bridge widening project”.

    Connection Permit Requirements

    A permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD) is required to connect new storm drainage for conveyance of storm run-off into an existing LACFCD facility. Please refer to the Guidelines For Connection Permits for specific requirements such as drawing details and analysis approach that the submittal documents must include. Other requirements may be applied during the review as determined by specifics of your project. In the Flood Permit Application include a detailed description of the connection to be permitted (i.e. "construction of a 10-inch PVC connection to existing LACFCD catch basin, at mainline Sta. 45+87").

    1. Engineering Plans

    Four sets (seven if connecting to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic copies may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California; showing the LACFCD right-of-way and facility labeled with its name and station, all necessary details, construction notes, and SPPWC Standards, and a profile view for the proposed connection identifying the party responsible for maintenance. Refer to Section V of the Guidelines For Connection Permits and the Connection Sample Plan for plan requirements.

    2. Allowable “Q"

    An allowable flow-rate value (allowable “Q”). It can be requested by calling 626 458-7894. Size the connection such that the allowable “Q” is transmitted by gravity with the pipe flowing full.

    3. Hydrology Report

    Two sets of a Hydrology Report signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California. The report must include the following: (a) allowable “Q”; (b) existing hydrology and hydraulic data for the affected facility; (c) hydrology calculations; (d) hydraulic calculations that show the proposed connection has been sized to limit the discharge to the allowable “Q”; (e) hydrology map; (f) hydrograph calculations showing excess flow; and (g) calculations that demonstrate adequate storage volume to detain excess flow. Please refer to Sections VI, VII, and VIII of the Guidelines For Connection Permits for additional requirements.

    4. As-built Drawings

    Three copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/smpm/landrecords/). Mark the correct location for the proposed connection on the as-built plan.

    5. Right-of-Way Map

    If the proposed connection affects LACFCD right of way, submit three copies of the right-of-way map for the facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division of the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    6. Water Quality Agreement

    Submit a completed and notarized Water Quality Agreement. Public agencies may be exempt.

    7. SUSMP Approval

    A copy of an approved SUSMP Plan is required. The local building department shall set the design requirements. The engineering plans must show the devices necessary to meet SUSMP requirements (i.e. catch basin filters, stormwater treatment units (CDS), bioswales, etc.)

    Structural BMP (Catch Basin Retrofit) Permit Requirements

    A Structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) permit is required for the installation of devices such as Automatic Retractable Screens (ARS) and Connector Pipe Screens (CPS) on Flood Control District catch basins. Items marked with an asterisk (*) below must be submitted in order to start the permit process.

    1. Flood Permit Application*

    Complete the Information Section of the Flood Permit Application . Include a detailed description of the proposed catch basin retrofit work (for example, “installation of 50 ARS and 45 CPS units in District’s existing catch basins within the City of Los Angeles to meet compliance with TMDL requirements”).

    2. Exhibit A - Catch Basin List (Spreadsheet)*

    Include two hard copies and electronic versions listing the catch basins being proposed for retrofit, by using the Exhibit A Spreadsheet . Be sure to include ALL the information required on the spreadsheet. The catch basin identification numbers can be found on the Storm Drain System webpage. Variables such as catch basin width, depth, pipe size, locations, etc. must be determined by investigating and measuring each individual catch basin. A separate Access Permit (no-fee) is required when field measurements require opening manholes. Please refer to the Revised ARS and CPS Requirements for further detail on measurements and design.

    3. Permit Fee*

    A payment deposit for the review of the permit application, permit issuance, and inspection must be submitted (cash or check) and made payable to "LA County Department of Public Works”. The Public Works permit engineer will determine the minimum deposit amount. For questions regarding the permit cost, contact the permit office at (626) 458-4936.

    4. Shop Drawings

    Shop drawings for the BMPs to be installed will be required from your contractor prior to issuance of a permit. For a list of pre-approved ARS units, click here .

    5. Operation and Maintenance Agreement

    A declaration or agreement for the operation and maintenance of the proposed devices is required prior to the issuance of a permit. The agreement ( Option 1 or Option 2 ) can be processed with the Department’s Watershed Management Division concurrent with permit application review.

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    Catch Basin Relocation Permit Requirements

    Any proposal to relocate, reconstruct, replace, or modify existing LACFCD (District) catch basins requires a permit. Initial submittals must include the Flood Permit Application with a detailed description of the catch basin modifications requested (For example, "relocation ‘in kind’ of a District catch basin 5 feet behind its existing location to accommodate new road widening”).

    Permit submittals must include the following:

    1. Engineering Plans

    Four sets of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic versions may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California; depicting the District right of way (if any), the affected catch basin and mainline labeled with its name and station, all necessary details, construction notes, applicable SPPWC Standards, variables (e.g. “W”, “V”, “H”, pipe diameter and strength, etc.), and a profile view for the proposed work identifying the party responsible for maintenance of the new catch basin. Refer to Section V.M.4 of the Guidelines For Connection Permits for additional information and requirements.

    2. As-built Drawings

    Submit two copies of the as-built plans for the affected District catch basin, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    3. Right-of-Way Map

    If the affected catch basin is located in District right of way, submit two copies of the right-of-way map. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division of the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    4. Hydrology Report/Hydraulic Calculations

    If the relocation involves an increase to the flows tributary to the catch basin due to an increase in tributary area (as in curb relocations over 10 feet) requiring the catch basin to be enlarged, submit a Hydrology Report (two copies) signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California. The report must analyze the additional flows generated and provide calculations for sizing the new catch basin. Changing the dimensions, construction Standard, local depression, or connector pipe size will require hydraulic calculations, however, relocations made “in kind” (identical catch basin and local depression, etc.) do not require hydrology calculations.

    Discharge Permit Requirements

    A permit is required from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) to discharge non-storm water directly into an existing District facility. The District only allows gravity discharge, during dry weather, and only if permitted by the Regional Water Quality Control Board under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit or a waiver. Discharge during wet weather or high flows may be considered if hydraulically justified. In the Flood Permit Application, include a detailed description of the proposed discharge (for example, "discharge up to 2500 gpm of treated ground water during well development into the existing catch basin for approximately 5 days"). Also provide the flowrate, approximate total volume, and time and duration.

    Permit submittals must include the following:

    1. Drawing Detail

    Four copies of a sketch showing the piping set up to be used for the discharge. The detail must show the District’s facility labeled with its name and station for the point of discharge. Only gravity flow is accepted and it must be fed from a settling tank. The detail should also include a north arrow and a vicinity map with Thomas Guide page and grid.

    2. RWQCB Approval

    Two copies of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit or waiver issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board specifically for the project generating the water being discharged.

    3. As-built Drawings

    Three copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/smpm/landrecords/). Mark the correct location for the proposed discharge point on the as-built plan.

    4. Hydraulic Calculations (if necessary)

    If discharging during wet weather or when flows are present in the District storm drain, submit two sets of hydraulic calculations demonstrating that the District’s system can accommodate the discharge without causing critical hydraulic impact. Information on the existing hydraulic condition of a District facility can be requested by calling the Department’s Design Division at (626) 458-7860.

    Bridge Permit Requirements

    The construction of bridges over LACFCD (District) facilities requires a permit. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for guidance and additional information. Other requirements may be applied during permit review. In the Flood Permit Application, include a detailed description of the proposed bridge work (for example, “widen Main Street bridge over Rubio Wash each side by 10 feet, by extending the existing abutment and center pier”).

    Permit submittals must include the following:

    1. Engineering Plans

    Five sets (seven for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic versions may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California; depicting the District right-of-way and facility labeled with its name and stations, all necessary details, construction notes, cross sections showing the channel and proposed bridge improvements. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for details and minimum clearances.

    2. Soils Report Submit

    Two copies of a soils report signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California.

    3. Structural Report

    Two sets of structural calculations signed and stamped by a structural engineer registered in California. The calculations must show that the proposed improvements do not surcharge the District’s facility. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for additional information.

    4. As-built Drawings

    Four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility. Plans are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    5. Right-of-Way Map

    Four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    6. Property Rights (if applicable)

    Submit proof that the property rights for the proposed bridge improvements have been acquired. If the improvements being proposed encroach in property owned in “Fee” by the District, then the project owner must acquire property rights. Acquisition can be processed through the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, (626) 458-7892. Additionally, an agreement for the operation and maintenance of the proposed overbuild may be required. Processing an agreement or acquisition of rights can take several months.

    Overbuild Permit Requirements

    The construction of improvements over LACFCD (District) facilities requires a permit. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for specific guidance and additional information. Other requirements may be applied during the review. In the Flood Permit Application, include a detailed description of the proposed overbuild work (for example, “construction of a concrete deck on caissons for parking spanning the existing rectangular channel”).

    Permit submittals must include the following:

    1. Engineering Plans

    Five sets (seven if building over a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic versions may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California; showing the District right-of-way and facility labeled with its name and stations, all necessary details, construction notes, and cross sections showing the channel and proposed structure. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for details and minimum clearances.

    2. Soils Report

    Two copies of a soils report signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California.

    3. Structural Report

    Two sets of structural calculations signed and stamped by a structural engineer registered in California. The calculations must show that the proposed improvements do not surcharge the District’s facility. Please refer to the Guidelines For Overbuilding and Air Rights for additional information.

    4. As-built Drawings

    Four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    5. Right-of-Way Map

    Four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    6. Property Rights (if applicable)

    Submit proof that the property rights for the proposed overbuild improvements have been acquired. If the improvements being proposed encroach in property owned in “Fee” by the District, then the project owner must acquire property rights. Acquisition can be processed through the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, (626) 458-7892. Additionally, an agreement for the operation and maintenance of the proposed overbuild may be required. Processing an agreement or acquisition of rights can take several months.

    Landscaping Permit Requirements

    A permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) is required to install parkway/greenway/beautification improvements along its rights of way. Landscaping improvements must conform to the applicable Master Plan and/or landscaping guidelines. Please refer to the Forms and References section for additional guidelines applicable to beautification/landscaping work. Prior to submitting a permit request, the project must be presented to the Department’s Watershed Management Division to ensure consistency with the District’s strategic plan. For improvements along the Los Angeles River within the Los Angeles City boundaries, obtain acceptance of the project from the Los Angeles River Cooperation Committee, reachable at (626) 458-4325. If the proposed work affects a Federally-built channel, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may restrict construction of improvements affecting channel levees and their influence boundaries. Please refer to the Vegetation Free Zone for specific boundary details. In the Flood Permit Application, include a detailed description of the proposed work (for example, “installation of parkway improvements including landscaping, irrigation, bioswale, DG path, benches, decorative fencing, fountains, interpretative signs, etc. along the District-maintained San Gabriel River”).

    Permit Submittals must include the following:

    1. Engineering Plans

    Five sets (seven for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic versions may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer and architect registered in California. The plans must include the following at a minimum: outline of the affected District right of way and channel/drainage facility with stationing tick marks along the centerline; and all necessary details for any planting, irrigation and appurtenant improvements, including legends, quantities, water usage information, vicinity map, etc. Preliminary or incomplete plans will not be accepted. Please refer to the Landscape Review Check List and the Landscape Sample Plan for additional/typical plan requirements.

    2. Water Efficiency Calculations

    Two copies of water efficiency/usage calculations. They should be included on the final construction plans. You may refer to the Landscaping Plan Check Correction List or contact (626) 458-3133 for requirement details.

    3. As-built Drawings

    Four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    4. Right-of-Way Map

    Four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    5. Property Rights (if applicable)

    Submit proof that the property rights for the proposed landscaping have been acquired. If the improvements being proposed encroach in property owned in “Fee” by the District, then the project owner must acquire property rights. Acquisition can be processed through the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, (626) 458-7892. Additionally, an agreement for the operation and maintenance of the proposed overbuild may be required. Processing an agreement or acquisition of rights can take several months.

    Facility Modification Permit Requirements

    Below is a list of submittal requirements for requesting a permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) to perform drainage facility modifications such as storm drain realignment and basin reconfiguration. Initial submittals must include items 1 thru 7 - incomplete submittals will not be accepted. Other requirements may be applied during the review.

    1. Engineering Plans

    Five sets (seven for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic versions may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California. Plans must show the District’s existing and proposed (if applicable) right-of-way, and the existing and new facility labeled with its name and stations, all necessary details, construction notes, and profile view of the new facility.

    2. Hydraulic Analysis

    Two sets of a hydraulic analysis signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California. The calculations must show that the proposed configuration of the facility meets current District hydraulic standards. or that it is at a minimum hydraulically similar as in the existing condition. For storm drains, the calculations must be substantiated with Water Surface Pressure Gradient (WSPG) calculations extending 1000 feet beyond each construction joint. For basin modifications, the capacity must be hydraulically similar to the existing capacity/volume. All calculations must be consistent with the methods per the “LACDPW Hydrology Manual 2006”.

    3. As-built Drawings

    Four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility. Plans are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    4. Right-of-Way Map

    Four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website under the following link: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/smpm/landrecords/.

    5. Soils Report

    Depending on the scope of your proposed modification, a soils report may be required. It shall bear the stamp and signature of a civil engineer registered in California. The permits engineer will determine if a soils report will be needed.

    6. Property Rights (if applicable)

    If the affected drainage facility is located in private property and the modification necessitates a revision to its property rights, submit proof that property rights have been dedicated. The dedication can be processed through the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, (626) 458-7892.

    Transfer Drain Permit Requirements

    A permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) is required for inspection of a new storm drain intended to be transferred to the District for maintenance. The Flood Permit Application must include a description of the request (for example, "provide inspection for the construction of new Private Drain No. XXX affecting its future transfer to the District for maintenance").

    1. Engineering Plans

    Two sets of the plans approved by the Department’s Land Development Division.

    2. Greensheet

    A copy of the “Greensheet” issued by Land Development Division for the approval of the proposed storm drain plans.

    3. Cal-OSHA

    A copy of the contractor’s Cal-OSHA certificate.

    Filming Permit Requirements

    Requests for filming and photography in a facility or rights of way operated and maintained by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) must be submitted to FilmL.A. Inc., (213) 977-8600 After meeting their application requirements, the permit request is forwarded to the District for review and approval.

    Encroachment Permit Requirements

    A permit is required from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) to construct privately maintained improvements encroaching in the District’s rights of way and facilities. Improvements may include utility lines and poles, fire access lanes, parking improvements, storage sheds, etc. The Flood Permit Application must include a detailed description of the proposed encroachment. For example, "install 500 feet of 12-inch reclaimed water line along the District’s property for Dominguez Channel” or “construct parking improvements within the District’s 10-foot easement for Project 50”.

    Permit Submittals must include the following:

    1. Engineering Plans

    Five sets (seven for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic copies may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California. Plans must show the District right-of-way and facility labeled with its name and stations, all necessary details, construction notes, and cross sections showing the facility and proposed improvements.

    2. As-built Drawings

    Four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility. Plans are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website

    3. Right-of-Way Map

    Four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website

    4. Structural Report

    If the proposed improvements introduce any new loads on the District’s facilities, two sets of structural calculations signed and stamped by a structural engineer registered in California are required. The calculations must show that the proposed improvements do not surcharge the District’s facility. For example, if a proposal is made to construct surface parking over a District easement and storm drain, the new loads (including construction equipment) must be analyzed to show that they do not surcharge the storm drain. Any loads caused by additional fills must also be considered in the analysis. The permit engineer will determine if structural calculations (or any other engineering reports) will be required for your proposed encroachment.

    5. Property Rights (if applicable)

    Submit proof that the property rights for the proposed encroachment have been acquired, or that alternative rights have been granted to the District. If the proposed improvements encroach in property owned in “Fee” by the District, the project owner must acquire rights (easement, lease, etc). An agreement for the operation and maintenance of the proposed improvements may be required. Processing of property rights or an agreement can take several months. We recommend contacting the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, (626) 458-7892.

    Other Permit Requirements

    Below is a general list of submittal requirements for requesting a permit from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (District) for activities or construction of improvements affecting the District’s rights of way or facilities. In general, construction of improvements/facilities affecting the District’s interests requires the submittal of an application, engineering documents, a permit processing payment, and as-builts and right-of-way drawings for the affected facility, among other requirements that would be applied during the review process. Below is general information on what each submittal item should contain/address. However, it is particularly important to contact or meet with a permit engineer for a full list of the submittal requirements specific to your project/needs. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted. Submittal packages must be submitted in person at the permits counter, located on the 8th floor of 900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803.

    1. Application Form

    The Flood Permit Application must be completed and signed by the project owner, and include a detailed description of the proposed encroachment. Please print the complete street address and telephone number of the owner and the agent, the project site address, and the Thomas Guide page and grid.

    2. Engineering Plans

    Submit five sets (seven if affecting a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built channel) of final construction plans size 24” x 36” (electronic copies may be required), signed and stamped by a civil engineer registered in California; showing the District right-of-way and facility labeled with its name and stations, all necessary details, construction notes, and cross sections showing the facility and proposed improvements. Depending on the scope of the proposal, a drawing sketch or scope description may suffice. A permit engineer will determine the exact detail needed.

    3. Engineering Calculations

    If the proposed improvements introduce any new loads on the District’s facilities, submit two sets of structural calculations signed and stamped by a structural engineer registered in California. The calculations must show that the proposed improvements do not surcharge the District’s facility. As an example, if a proposal is made to construct surface parking over a District easement and storm drain, the new traffic loads (including those of the construction equipment) must be analyzed to show that they do not surcharge the storm drain critically. Any loads due to additional fills also must be considered in the analysis. Structural calculations may need to be substantiated by a soils report. Furthermore, hydraulic or hydrologic calculations may be required as deemed necessary. Please contact a permit engineer who will determine if any engineering calculations will be required for your proposed work/activities.

    4. As-built Drawings

    Submit four copies of the as-built plans for the affected District facility, they are available from the Plan Room at the Department of Public Works headquarters in Alhambra, or through the Department's website (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/smpm/landrecords/).

    5. Right-of-Way Map

    Submit four copies of the right-of-way map for the affected District facility. The maps are available from Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division at the Public Works headquarters, or through the Department's website under the following link: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/smpm/landrecords/

    6. Permit Payment

    A payment for processing the request and for inspection must be submitted (cash or check and made payable to "LA County Department of Public Works"). The permit payment will be as allowed by the Fee Ordinance and based on the scope of the proposal. If payment is to be on “actual cost” bases, therefore, an up-front deposit will be required upon submittal. The deposit amount will be determined by the permit engineer basing the estimation on the scope of the project. Please visit the Permits Counter or contact an engineer at 626 458-3129 to request the amount. Monetary adjustments (refunds or additional payments) will be made throughout the process as needed.

    7. BMP Acknowledgement

    If your proposal will involve construction work, submit the BMP Acknowledgement form signed by the project owner.

    8. Property Rights

    Submit proof that the property rights for your proposal have been acquired, or that alternative rights have been granted to the District, whichever the case might be. If the proposal involves encroaching in property owned in “Fee” by the District, then the proponent must acquire rights (easement, lease, use agreement, etc). That acquisition can be processed through the Department’s Survey/Mapping and Property Management Division, telephone 626 458-7892. Please note that during review of your permit request, you may be required to execute an agreement for the operation and maintenance of any proposed improvements—such agreement can also be completed prior to the submittal of a permit request through the property management group. Processing of rights or agreement can take several months.

    9. Liability Insurance

    Submit a certificate of liability insurance with a minimum $1,000,000 limit and the Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works as the certificate holder. An Additional Insured Endorsement in favor of the County and District is also required. Please refer to the example Insurance Certificate.

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