A permit is required to perform work on public sewer infrastructure or for private sewer laterals.
No property owner or unauthorized person shall perform any sewer work without first obtaining a permit from the District.
View the How to Apply tab below to access the sewer permit application form.
Before performing any work on a private sewer lateral, a sewer permit must be obtained.
Events requiring a permit include but are not limited to:
- Pressure Tests
- Partial or Full Replacements
- Repairs, Clean Outs, Backflow Prevention Devices, etc.
- New Connections, New Construction, Remodels
- Septic-to-Sewer Conversions
- Public Sewer Extensions
- Pool Drains, Discharge Permits
Your project may qualify for Grant or Loan funding. Click here to learn more.
Contractors must submit the following materials as a packet:
- Download the Sewer Permit Application by clicking here.
- Video Inspection Report Form.
- Video Inspection (DVD or flash drive).
- Site Plan Sketch. Click to view samples:
Residence Sketch and HOA Sketch.
- Payment (checks only). See our fee schedule here.
Click here to submit a set of building plans if your project is a remodel or new connection.
Complete applications can be mailed in or dropped off at our office location. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
The District has fees associated with permitting, re-inspections, new connections, and remodels in accordance with Ordinance No. 92. Fees are applicable for any work needed to bring the property into compliance. Click here to learn more about Ordinance No. 92.
Fees increase annually on July 1. All permit fees and capacity charges are non-refundable. Click here to view the Current Fee Schedule.
Visit the California Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board website for information before hiring a plumbing contractor.
Make sure any plumber you hire is licensed and familiar with District standards and procedures. Click the link to view a List of Local Contractors.
Contractors may schedule a pre-construction site meeting with a District Inspector to discuss standards, specifications, and requirements.
Download the PSX application by clicking the link. Please contact us regarding procedures, requirements and permit applications to extend District sewer pipes to accommodate new development. To view RVSD Standard Specifications & Drawings and Approved Materials visit here.
Process and procedure to transfer sewer service to the District from a parcel not currently served by RVSD. View the Annexation Process (PDF).
Properties adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) may be subject to paying permit and capacity fees. An ADU is defined as a separate attached or detached residential dwelling unit not exceeding 1,200 sq ft.
Type 1 ADUs are constructed within the existing interior space and exterior wall footprint of a single-family residence. Type 1 ADUs include Junior ADUs. No capacity charges.
Type 2 ADUs are constructed by expansion or addition to an existing single-family residence or accessory structure. Capacity charges.
Type 3 ADUs are constructed by conversion of an existing, detached accessory structure. No capacity charges.
Type 4 is a newly constructed detached ADU on the same residential parcel. Capacity charges.
DISCLAIMER: The information in the examples above is for general illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for any particular property or as a basis for any financial or other commitments. Property owners are strongly encouraged to consult a professional regarding site-specific conditions and obligations.