In order to obtain a construction permit, a contractor must have the following items:
- A state contractor's license
- A City business license
- A Certificate of Insurance
- An underground service alert permit/ticket
- A Cal-OSHA excavation permit
- Authorization letter to obtain the permit
- An acknowledgement form (grading permits only)
- Five sets of approved plans
- All applicable permit fees
- A public improvement cash deposit
- A state storm water permit with WDID number (required for grading a site that is one acre or more)
Requirements for Obtaining a Construction Permit (PDF format)
Construction Water Permits
To receive a construction water meter permit, the City requires that you have a City business license, the location of the hydrant and a backflow device.
Due to increased regulations by the State Health Department and the need to protect our drinking water, all contractors that rent irrigation construction meters are required to have a backflow device installed on fire hydrants before the meter is installed. This will eliminate any back siphoning into the City's potable water system. If using a water truck or a water buffalo with an approved airgap, a backflow device is not required.