Creek Protection Permit Compliance Resources

Stay in compliance with your creek protection permit with these helpful resources

Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 8:00 PM

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Creek Protection Permit Forms

Statement of Compliance

Compliance with the Creek Protection Ordinance; required for all new development projects

Permit Application Form

Required for all permit applications

Hydrology Report

Required for Category 4 permits

Environmental Review Form

For compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA, see next section for overview)


Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application

State & Federal waterways permit forms

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Overview of legislation

Guide to the Oakland Creek Protection Ordinance

Overview of ordinance

Copy of Creek Protection Ordinance

Complete copy of ordinance

Urban Design Tools for Water

To help design water protection measures

Start at the Source: Design Guidance Manual for Stormwater Protection

Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association Manual

Best Management Practices (BMPs) and other publications

Strategies for minimizing impacts during construction from the Alameda County Clean Water Program

Hiring Professionals

Tips for hiring professional firms for larger projects

Firms Known to Use Bio-Engineering Techniques

Consulting & contracting firms known to use bio-engineering techniques in erosion control, creek restoration & bank stabilization projects

Using Plants to Stabilize Creek Banks

Instructions with diagrams of effective stabilization techniques

Grassy Swales

How & when to use Grassy Swales

Extended Detention Basin Fact Sheet

How & when to use EDBs

Native Plants

Native plants species common to Oakland creeks

Fire Wise Native Plants

To help you choose plants

Recommendations for Ecologically Sensitive Fire Abatement

Vegetation Management Practices

Fire Season Notice

Oakland Fire Department fire prevention tips

"Creeks 101"

An educational slide show outlining what is a creek, why creeks are important, and the beneficial and deleterious impacts of different types of development on creeks

Clean Creek Campaign


Instructions for participating in the Adopt-A-Creek volunteer program