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. The permit review fees are non-refundable unless the applicant withdraws the application within 10 working days of the submittal or there is no change of project scope after the submittal and CVFPB staff determines the permit is not needed.
  • 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.

To view the fee schedule for encroachment permits, pleaseĀ click here.

For more information, please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at 916-574-0609 or by email at

For a copy of the Approved Regulations contact us at 916-574-0609 or by email at