Any city, municipal utility district, municipal water district, public utility having lawful authority to occupy the highway or metropolitan water district is entitled to a blanket permit issued by the road commissioner, renewable annually, for the installation of its service connections and for ordinary maintenance of its facilities located or installed in the county highway. (Streets and Highways Code Section 1469)
A utility who holds a Blanket Utility Service permit from the County shall report their activity by applying for a Utility Service (US) permit for which an inspection fee will be applied.
List of Contractors Authorized to Perform Work Under the Blanket Permit
Contractor license number and insurance
All users must register for an account on EPIC-LA to have access to the Blanket Permit
Register for an account on EPIC-LA
Select "Blanket Utility Service Permit" from the "Apply" pull down menu.
Select the blue box to provide the project address and/or parcel number. Parcel information can be found using the County Assessor's website.
Enter "Annual Blanket Utility Permit" in the "Description" box.
Add permit owner and contractor, they will need to create EPIC-LA accounts also.
Provide all requested information. Acknowledgements must be accepted.
Upload files such as contractor's insurance/license, letter of authorization from permit owner, and any other relevant project documents.
Review project before final submittal.
Once submitted you will receive an email with your permit number.
During the Permit Review Process: You may check the status of your permit application through your EPIC-LA account.
Each application submittal will be assigned to a permit engineer for initial review. The applicant will be contacted by the permit engineer and any critical missing items will be requested.
During review, an initial invoice for plan check and/or processing may be generated in EPIC-LA. This invoice must be paid before any further work will be performed. Prior to permit issuance, all required documents must be received or approved and all invoices must be paid.
Following permit issuance, the applicant must comply with all permit conditions. The new point of contact will be the inspector and the permit office.