FLOOD CONTROL PERMIT - LANDSCAPING

The content of this page will provide guidance through the approval process of Landscaping Permits.

 


LANDSCAPING PERMIT APPROVAL PROCESS



Landscaping Permit Preparation


  1. 1.

    Storm Drain System

    Determine if your project is part of the LACFCD.

  2. 2.

    Letter of Authorization

    Required when the owner of the project is not the applicant.

  3. 3.

    Contractor Information

    Contractor license number and insurance required.

  4. 4.

    Engineering Plans

    Signed and California P.E. stamped. Must show District right-of-way, facility name, stations, details, planting notes, water usage information.

  5. 5.

    Water Efficiency Calculations

  6. 6.

    As-Built Drawing

    Available on the Department's website.

  7. 7.

    Right-of-Way Map

    Available on the Department's website. Identify the location and limits of the project on the map.

  8. 8.

    Register with EpicLA




Landscaping Permit Submittal


The steps below will guide you through the application submittal process in EPIC-LA.

  1. 1.

    Apply with EpicLA

    Select "Flood Construction Permit" from the “Apply” pull down menu.

  2. 2.

    Locations

    Select the blue box to provide the project address and/or parcel number. Parcel information can be found using the County Assessor's website. If no address can be found, skip this step and include the location in step 5 below.

  3. 3.

    Type

    Provide a detailed project scope in the “Description” box.

  4. 4.

    Contacts

    Add permit owner and contractor, they will need to create EpicLA accounts also.

  5. 5.

    More Info

    Provide all requested information. Acknowledgements must be accepted.

  6. 6.

    Attachments

    Upload files such as plans, contractor’s insurance/license, letter of authorization from permit owner, and any other relevant project documents.

  7. 7.

    Summary

    Review project before final submittal.

  8. 8.

    Once submitted you will receive an email with your permit number.




Landscaping Permit Review and Approval


  1. 1.

    Each submittal will be assigned to and reviewed by a permit engineer. The applicant will be contacted by the permit engineer.


  2. 2.

    Following payment of the plan check fee, a plan check fee invoice will be generated in EpicLA. This needs to be paid before any further work will be performed.


  3. 3.

    Once paid, the submittal will be routed internally for comments. Comments will be made available to applicant.

  4. 4.

    If there are comments, this step will go on until the submittal is approved.

  5. 5.

    Once approved, a final invoice will be generated for inspection and issuance fees. Any outstanding items must be submitted before the permit is issued.

  6. 6.

    Property Rights (if applicable).

    Required if project encroaches in District owned property. Processing an agreement or acquisition of rights can take several months.

  7. 7.

    Following permit issuance, the applicant must comply with all permit conditions. The new point of contact will be the field inspection personnel indicated on the permit.





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