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A permit is required to perform work on public sewer infrastructure or for private sewer laterals.
No property owner or unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance, or perform any work on a private sewer lateral, without first obtaining a permit from the District.
View the How to Apply tab below to access the sewer permit application form.
- Do I Need a Permit?
- How to Apply
- Permit Fees & Capacity Charges
- Hiring a Contractor
- Public Sewer Extension (PSX)
Before performing any work on a private sewer lateral, a sewer permit must be obtained.
Events requiring a Sewer Permit include but are not limited to:
- Pressure Tests
- Repairs & Partial Replacements
- Clean Outs, Backflow Prevention Devices, etc.
- New Connections/New Construction/Remodels
- Public Sewer Extensions
- Septic-to-Sewer Conversions
- Pool Drains
- Discharge Permits
To learn how to comply, view our Compliance page by clicking the link.
Your project may qualify for Grant or Loan funding. Learn more about our programs by clicking the link.
Contractors must submit the following materials as a packet:
- Sewer Permit Application Form. Click the link to download.
- Private Sewer Lateral Inspection Report Form.
- Sketch of the Site Plan.
View a Sample Residence Sketch and Sample HOA Sketch.
- Video Inspection.
- Permit/Capacity Fees (checks only). Please see our fee schedule here.
If your project is a remodel or a new connection, please submit a set of plans to email@example.com.
Completed permit application forms can be mailed in or dropped off at our office location. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
In accordance with Ordinance No. 92, the District has fees associated with permitting, re-inspections, new connections, and remodels. These fees will apply (as appropriate) to any work needed to bring the private sewer lateral into compliance. Learn more about Ordinance No. 92.
Fees increase annually on July 1. All permit fees and capacity charges are non-refundable. Click the link to view the Current Permit Fees and Capacity Charges Schedule.
Visit the California Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board website for information before hiring a plumbing contractor.
Make sure any plumber you hire is licensed and familiar with District standards and procedures. Click the link to view a List of Local Contractors.
Contractors may schedule a pre-construction site meeting with a District Inspector to discuss standards, specifications, and requirements.
Download the PSX application by clicking the link. Please contact us regarding procedures, requirements and permit applications to extend District sewer pipes to accommodate new development. To view RVSD Standard Specifications & Drawings and Approved Materials visit here.
Process and procedure to transfer sewer service to the District from a parcel not currently served by RVSD. View the Annexation Process (PDF).
Properties adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) may be subject to paying permit and capacity fees. An ADU is defined as a separate attached or detached residential dwelling unit not exceeding 1,200 sq ft.
Ordinance 92 defines four distinct types of ADUs. See the types below to determine if your ADU project will owe capacity charges. Click the link to view the Current Permit and Capacity Fee Schedule.
Type 1 ADUs are constructed within the existing interior space and exterior wall footprint of a single-family residence. Type 1 ADUs include Junior ADUs. No capacity charges.
Type 2 ADUs are constructed by expansion or addition to an existing single-family residence or accessory structure. Capacity charges.
Type 3 ADUs are constructed by conversion of an existing, detached accessory structure. No capacity charges.
Type 4 is a newly constructed detached ADU on the same residential parcel. Capacity charges.
DISCLAIMER: The information in the examples above is for general illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for any particular property or as a basis for any financial or other commitments. Property owners are strongly encouraged to consult a professional regarding site-specific conditions and obligations.