Permitting

 

Mt. View Sanitary District customers are required by the District’s permit ordinances to obtain permits for certain types of activities that affect our treatment or discharge processes.  Permits are not transferable.

Mt. View Sanitary District Code:

All work regulated by the Mt. View Sanitary District including the construction of public or private Wastewater collection facilities, the connection of any new Drainage Fixture Units, or the contribution of non-domestic or hauled domestic waste to the District’s system requires a specific permit in accordance with District Ordinance.  (Ord. No. 93-68, Sec. 2.03)(Ord. No. 2013-111)

Types of Permits

Short Repair

Typically this type of permit can be obtained when the work is performed within the property’s boundaries. The homeowner or his/her contractor will pay fees and obtain the Short Repair Permit.

Currently this type of permit is $87.00,  and payment is to be made by check.  The repair must meet all of Mt. View Sanitary District Standard Specifications for Design and Construction. A District Inspector will be onsite to inspect the work prior to acceptance.  Information on the District’s Standard Specifications can be obtained at the District office.

Long Repair

Typically this type of repair permit is required when the homeowner or contractor needs to make a repair in the public right of way. This include sidewalk, street or undefined area beyond the private properties boundary.

MVSD requires a licensed/bonded underground contractor to perform work in the public right of way. The contractor is required to post a $1,000 bond/deposit and provide insurance documentation. The posted bond will be refunded 90 days after completion of the final inspection. The contractor is also responsible to obtain encroachment permits with the City of Martinez or Contra Costa County prior to performing work in the public right-of-way. They will be required to meet all standards of these other public agencies.

Currently this type of permit is $174.00,  and payment is to be made by check.  The repair must meet all of Mt. View Sanitary District Standard Specifications for Design and Construction. A District Inspector will be onsite to inspect the work prior to acceptance.  Information on the District’s Standard Specifications can be obtained at the District office.

All permit fees are subject to change please call ahead or check this link. .

Abandonment Permit

Abandonment Permits are typically issued when a home or business request a separation from the District service connection. This is a no cost permit. The abandonment will be expected to meet District Standard Specifications and an inspection by a District Inspector will occur prior to restoration of surface area.  The contractor is also responsible to obtain encroachment permits with the City of Martinez or Contra Costa County prior to performing work in the public right-of-way. Notification to USA North 811 should be made.  For more information please call the District office at 925-228-5635.

Pools, Spa or Fountain Permit

Prior to draining your pool, spa or fountain obtain a no cost permit from the District. This will allow you to drain your pool, spa or fountain into your homes sewer connection. When pumping or draining you will be expected not to exceed 20 gallons per minute. More information can be obtained at the District office or here

Sewer Construction Permit and Wastewater Contribution Permits

Any new construction, new connection or Non-Domestic User to the MVSD system, must be reviewed by the District’s Engineer.  The engineering review will provide comments and or request changes to the proposed project to meet District standards prior to acceptance. They will provide a fee schedule and requirements needed to issue a permit. Once the review is completed and accepted you will be asked to obtain the permit and pay fees at the District office. Please contact us at 925-228-5635 for more information about these types of permits.

Waste Hauler Permit

Any waste hauler proposing to discharge waste into the District facilities shall apply and obtain a special Wastewater Contribution permit to be termed a “Waste Hauler Permit”. This permit will only be issued for disposal of domestic sewage from holding tanks or septic tanks.  All wastes must be free of chemicals added for odor control, preservation or any other purpose. The Waste Hauler must have a valid Contra Costa County Department of Public Health permit and present it for filling with the District.  For more information on this type of permit contact 925-228-5635 or on the web at http://cchealth.org/eh/solid-waste/

“Call Before You Dig”

It is the responsibility of the Homeowner or Contractor, by law, to notify USA North 811 prior to excavations. Call 811 or 1-800-227-2600 or on the web at http://usanorth811.org/ (link). USA North 811 website has all the information you need to mark the area where work is to be performed and will notify all utility owners in the area.

Obtaining and Paying for Permits and Fees

All permits and permit fees shall be obtained and paid at the District’s offices located at 3800 Arthur Rd, Martinez, CA. Personal checks or Company checks are to be used for payment when the permit is issued.  The District does not accept credit card transactions.  For more information or directions to the Administration Office call 925-228-5635.

Information required for most permits:

  • Project Address
  • Parcel Address
  • Owner Name, Address, Phone
  • Contractor Name, Address, Phone
  • Plumber Name, Address, Phone