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, and Permit Application Submittal Information documents prior to completing and submitting your application.

General Permit Application Information

Permit Application Review Process

Permit Application Submittal Information


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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The Central Valley Flood Protection Board announces its first annual employee recognition awards

In December 2018, CVFPB honored three of its employees for their outstanding staff work and contributions to the Board. The recipients of these first CVFPB awards are:

Permitting Section Chief Gary Lemon
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

HR Analyst Amber Woertink
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

Office Assistant Wendy Valdez
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

All three have demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and pride in their work, even with juggling many duties, dependability, initiative, a "can do" positive and helpful attitude, and promoted a productive "team work" atmosphere at the Board. Congratulations to Gary, Amber, and Wendy - the Board thanks you for your service. You can read more about why these employees were selected in the links above.