Determine if your project is part of the LACFCD.
Required when the owner of the project is not the applicant.
Contractor license number and insurance required.
Signed and California P.E. stamped. Must show District right-of-way, facility name, stations, details, planting notes, water usage information.
Must show that the proposed configuration of the facility meets current District hydraulic standards or that it is at a minimum hydraulically similar as the existing condition. For storm drains, the calculations must be substantiated with Water Surface Pressure Gradient (WSPG) calculations extending 1000 feet beyond each construction joint. For basin modifications, the capacity must be hydraulically similar to the existing capacity/volume. All calculations must be consistent with the methods per the “LACDPW Hydrology Manual 2006”.
Available on the Department's website.
Available on the Department's website. Identify the location and limits of the project on the map.
Signed and California P.E stamped.
The steps below will guide you through the application submittal process in EPIC-LA.
Select "Flood Construction Permit" from the “Apply” pull down menu.
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.
Provide a detailed project scope in the “Description” box.
Add permit owner and contractor, they will need to create EpicLA accounts also.
Provide all requested information. Acknowledgements must be accepted.
Upload files such as plans, contractor’s insurance/license, letter of authorization from permit owner, and any other relevant project documents.
Review project before final submittal.
Once submitted you will receive an email with your permit number.
Each submittal will be assigned to and reviewed by a permit engineer. The applicant will be contacted by the permit engineer.
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.
Once paid, the submittal will be routed internally for comments. Comments will be made available to applicant.
If there are comments, this step will go on until the submittal is approved.
Once approved, a final invoice will be generated for inspection and issuance fees. Any outstanding items must be submitted before the permit is issued.
Required if project encroaches in District owned property. Processing an agreement or acquisition of rights can take several months.
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.