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

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Click Here to view the Approved Regulations

Click Here to view the Frequently Asked Questions

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Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.