Sewer Facility Charge (SFC) & Bonded Sewer Process

Revised on 03-17-2020

 

  1. From the main S Permit menu and select "SFC & Bonded Sewer" from the left menu
  2. Select "New Application" from the left menu and enter the required information on the page
    1. Name *
    2. Address *
    3. City *
    4. State *
    5. Zip Code *
    6. Telephone Number *
    7. E-Mail *
    8. Contact Person
    9. Permit Password:  BOE to enter the password used by counter staff
    10. Click Next
  3. Click Next on the screen that provides the Reference Number
  4. Address Verification Table, enter the following information:
    1. House Number * (Example: 650):  
    2. Fraction (if applicable)   (Example: A, 1/2, etc...):  
    3. Direction (if applicable)   (Example: N, S, E, W, etc..):
    4. Street Name *    (Example: Spring):
    5. Street Suffix    (Example: ST, BLVD, AV, etc..):
    6. Street Suffix Direction
    7. City:  Los Angeles
    8. Zip Code
    9. Engineering district* (select from the drop down)
    10. Click Next
  5. Select the appropriate address from the list of address generated from the system
  6. Click Next (if no address match, BOE will manually enter the address)
  7. Select "SFC/Bonded Calc" from the left menu
    1. Select "Add Sewer Credit" from the top menu
      1. BOE Staff to make the appropriate selection
      2. Click "Next"
      3. Click "Next" to start adding Sewer Credits
      4. BOE to select the Appropriate Facility Type.  Credit is given to any structures that were in place prior to the proposed subject work.  If the lot was vacant, there would be no credits to apply.
      5. SFC Calculations:  BOE to enter the "Credit Quantity" (i.e. # of units, s.f., seat and etc...)
      6. Click "Submit Credit"
      7. To add more credits, BOE Staff would click "Add Sewer Credit" from the top menu
    2. BOE staff to check NavigateLA to check if the sewer is within the LA County Sanitation District system
  8. Select "Add Sewer Fee" from the top menu.   
    1. BOE Staff to select all the appropriate fee category(s).  These should be the same as the Facility Types selected for the SCAR
    2. BOE staff to enter the "Quantity" (BOE staff will reference the plans or have notes from the SCAR procedures to know what quantity to enter)
    3. Click "Submit Fee"
    4. Click "Next" to start adding Sewer Credits
    5. BOE to select the Appropriate Facility Type.  Credit is given to any structures that were in place prior to the proposed subject work.  If the lot was vacant, there would be no credits to apply.
    6. SFC Calculations:  BOE to enter the "Credit Quantity" (i.e. # of units, s.f., seat and etc...)
    7. To add more Fees, BOE Staff would click "Add Sewer Fee" from the top menu
  9. Select "SFC Calculation Results" from the top menu.  This is just a review page of the credits and fees
  10. Select "Delete SFC Credit/Fee" from the top menu - Only used if corrections need to be made to the credits or fees that were added
  11. Select "Bonded Sewer Fee" from the top menu (only used if the subject project is a new connection and/or the property never participated in the construction of the sewer mainline.  If the subject property is >200 feet from a mainline, Applicant may choose to use septic and therefore no SFCs are calculated.  A septic system would have to be approved by Building & Safety)
    1. ASK DEE DEE - Bonded Sewer Fee = $74.00 x Length - From NavigateLA, BOE staff to enter the total length of the subject property frontage.  If on a corner lot or a through lot, the length is from the frontage street which is included in address.
    2. ASK DEE DEE - Bonded Lateral Fee = $84.00 x Length - From NavigateLA, BOE staff to enter length from the property line to the center of the street width.  The street width is identified in NavigateLA as a red number.
    3. Click "Calculate"

Bonded Sewer Fee Results (Menu across the top)

  1. Select "Bonded Sewer Fee Results" from the top menu.  This is just a review page of the Bonded Calculation.  If there are any adjustments to be made to the Bonded Sewer Fee, BOE staff to "Click on Bonded Sewer Fee again if you need to change fees"
    1. Select "Review Application" from the left menu.  Once the SCAR and SFC tasks have been processed, BOE would go back tot he Review Application to complete the process
      1. Sewer Permit #:  BOE to enter the existing S Permit number shown in NavigateLA.  This number is shown in green as a lateral from the mainline.  If there was never an S Permit pulled for the subject property, BOE staff would enter "Need to Obtain" in the field provided.
      2. Certificate Information
        1. S.F.C. Certificate No.:    BOE staff to leave blank at this time
        2. Bond Certificate No.:    BOE staff to leave blank at this time
        3. Previous S.F.C. Certificate No. issued to this address:  If available, BOE staff would get this information from NavigateLA by turning on the BOE Permit Layer and looking for the Sewer Facility Charge Certificate (purple checkered circle) on the subject property
          1. If there is no SFC for the subject property, BOE staff to turn on the Sewer Wye Map layer to determine if one can be identified
          2. If no SFC can still be identified, BOE staff to enter Not Available in the field
      3. Sewer Map Information:  In NavigateLA, BOE staff to select Parcel Sewer Wye Report from the Report Window and copy the number(s) shown under Wye Map Index(es), Digital Wye Map.  If there is no entry under Digital Wye Map, BOE staff to enter the number(s) shown for Original Wye Map Image.
      4. SFC Remarks:  BOE staff to enter any remarks that are helpful to current and future plan checkers.  Example Information that could be entered includes:
        1. Building Permit Application Number
        2. SCAR approval required
        3. Applicant to obtain sewer connection
        4. Sewer is >200, applicant can use septic with approval from Building & Safety
        5. Applicant to obtain B Permit to construct/extend the mainline
        6. Applicant to obtain S Permit to construct Wye and/or lateral
        7. Industrial Waste permit requirements, if applicable (see Industrial Waste Clearance Requirements section below)
        8. Applicant to provide proof of Demolition permit for proof of SFC credit
        9. Any ambiguities on the plans or application
    2. Select "Add Attachments" from the left menu
      1. Only BOE staff should upload documents received from the Applicant that support the SFC application.  Examples include:
        1. Demolition permit
        2. Certificate of Occupancy
    3. Select "Review Attachments" from the left menu.  Used by BOE staff to review any attachments that have been uploaded
    4. Select "Record History" from the left menu.  Used as a log to show what actions have been taken on the application and by whom
    5. Select "Geocode/View Locations":  BOE staff to Geocode the location of the subject project per the Geocoding guidelines contained in this manual.  This in only done once the Applicant has paid in full all required SFC fees.
    6. Select "View/Print Certificate" from the left menu.  BOE staff will print a copy of this certificate and provide it to the Applicant.  BOE staff should also explain the items shown on the certificate.

Process Application (Top Menu)

  1. Check box to Assign a SFC Certificate No.: (Checking this box will automatically generate a Sewer Facilities Charge Certificate Number):  Only check if the Applicant has paid the SFC fees.  If there are no fees to be paid this is to be left blank.
  2. Check box to Assign a Bond Certificate No.: (Checking this box will automatically generate a Bond Certificate Number)  :  Only select if the Applicant has paid the Bonded Sewer Fees.  If there are no fees to be paid this is to be left blank.
  3. Lock Application:  (Will not allow customer to edit / modify application):  BOE to select if the Applicant has paid all appropriate fees and all the required documentation has been provided (demolition permit, proof of previous CofO, etc.)
  4. Application Status: BOE staff to select one of the following:
    1. Cancel Application:  Used when the applicant cancels the application.
    2. Estimate Only:  Used when there are outstanding clearances needed like SCAR or a demolition permit or CofO has not been provided
    3. Incomplete Application:  Used when the plans and Description of Work do not match
    4. Approve Until Payment Received:  Used if all information and approvals have been received but the Applicant is not ready to pay
    5. Issue Certificate:  Used when all information and approvals have been received and the Applicant has paid