Permitting and Inspection Fees

Effective July 1, 2019, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) will be implementing fees for permitting and inspection activities. Fees will apply only to new or re-issued applications received after this date. The fees are based on the type of encroachment to be permitted and will be assessed in accordance with the fee schedule in Appendix B, Exhibit 1 of California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Division 1. Fees include permit review, construction inspection, and routine inspection.

  • Permit review fees are due with the application. Technical review will not begin until appropriate fees are paid.
  • Construction inspection fees are due prior to permit issuance. Approved permits will not be issued until appropriate fees are paid.
  • Routine inspection fees are due prior to scheduled routine inspections. A notice of fees due will be mailed to the permittee well in advance of the scheduled routine inspection. The timeline for routine inspections can be found on the fee schedule.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions, the fee schedule below, or contact us at 916-574-0609 or by email at

Click Here to view the Fee Schedule

Click Here to view the Approved Regulations

Click Here to view the Frequently Asked Questions

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!