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.
- Do I Need a Sewer Permit?
- How to Apply
- Permit & Capacity Fees
- 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
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.
- 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 so that your fees can be calculated.
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 each year on July 1. All permit fees and capacity charges are non-refundable. Click the link to download the Current Fee 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).