Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project
Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.
If interested in installing a simple gray water system for your residence, please read the plumbing code and complete the Gray Water Irrigation System Application before applying for permits to install your gray water system. A Plumbing Permit is required and shall be obtained before installing, altering, repairing, replacing or remodeling any building or structure.
This application and permit are intended only for simple systems, such as clothes washer diversion into a gray water system. More complex gray water systems and those proposing storage must submit engineered plans for review and approval as part of their plumbing application.
Click the button below to be taken to the downloadable Gray Water Irrigation Application.Open Application
Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your submission. If we need further information, we will contact you. If your application is approved, we will contact you to issue your permit. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.
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