Encroachment Permit Information and Application Forms

The following Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) forms are available to the public electronically. Please read the General Permit Application Information, Permit Application Review Process, Permit Application Submittal Information and Environmental and CEQA Considerations pages prior to completing and submitting your application.

General Permit Application Information

Permit Application Review Process

Permit Application Submittal Information

Environmental and CEQA Considerations


Time Variance Request (TVR) to Work During the Flood Season – Nov.1st to April 15th or July 15th

Time Variance Request (TVR) Template (pdf)


New Encroachment Permit Application Forms

3615 – Application (pdf)

3615a – Environmental Assessment Questionnaire (pdf)


Existing Encroachment Permit Application Forms

Encroachment Permit Name Change Form (pdf) – To be used only when there is a need to update the owner/permittee of an existing encroachment permit that has been issued by the CVFPB (formerly Reclamation Board).

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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.