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



Transfer Drain Permit Preparation

  1. 1.

    Letter of Authorization

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

  2. 2.

    Contractor Information

    Contractor license number, insurance, and Cal. OSHA Certificate required.

  3. 3.

    Engineer's plans approved by Los Angeles County DPW, LDD - Drainage Section

  4. 4.

    Drainage Section Approval Sheet.

  5. 5.

    Register with EpicLA

Transfer Drain 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.


    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.


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

  4. 4.


    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.


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

  7. 7.


    Review project before final submittal.

  8. 8.

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

Transfer Drain 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. critical missing items.

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    All fees must be paid and any outstanding items must be submitted before the permit is issued.

  4. 4.

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