Encroachment Permit Process
First, you need to complete an Encroachment Permit application form as well as an Environmental Questionnaire. Submit completed application and questionnaire to Reclamation District No. 1000 by email, fax, or in-person drop-off. Depending on the scope of your project, you may be required to submit basic drawings or plans/blueprints.
Once your permit has been endorsed by the District's General Manager you will be contacted to pick up your endorsed application to submit to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) located at 3310 El Camino Ave, Rm 170, Sacramento, CA 95821. The General Manager will contact you directly should there be any issues with your permit that need to be addressed before submitting the permit to CVFPB, so please make sure a valid phone number and email are included with your application. Should you have any questions regarding the application and process, please first review RD1000 Special Encroachment Standards and contact our office for clarification. 916-922-1449
The permitting process can take anywhere from several months to over a year to complete for very complex projects. All applications are reviewed by the CVFPB and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for technical and environmental compliance with current regulations. Residents need to incorporate this permitting process time requirement into their planning and construction timelines. If you have questions regarding your permit or the permitting process through CVFPB please contact them by email at Questions@CVFlood.ca.gov.
DUE TO COVID-19 MANY GOVERNMENT OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENCY BY PHONE OR EMAIL BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PERMIT.
Encroachment Permit Forms
Encroachment Permit Application
CVFPB Fee Schedule
RD 1000 Special Encroachment Standards - Requirements and limitations specific to those planning construction work within RD 1000's district that are subject to needing an Encroachment Permit