2 - General Conditions & Requirements for Permittees – Storm Drain “SD” Permits

Revised on 03-09-2020

By accepting an SD-Permit, the Applicant agrees to: 

  1. Follow all rules, regulations, special conditions, and code requirements
  2. Assure that their employees, contractors, and subcontractors comply with all rules, regulations, permit conditions, and code requirements
  3. Indemnify the City 


The SD Permit can only be issued to a bonded sewer contractor on the Bonded Sewer Contractor list.

If an Applicant wants to connect to the storm drain system, a plan or sketch must be prepared showing where and how the connection will be made.  The plan or sketch will be reviewed and approved by the appropriate District office.  Applicant can reference City of LA Standard Plans for Storm Drain design.  Other plans that may be required include:

  • Site Plan with detailed sketch of the scope of work
  • Low Impact Development (LID) approval from BOS included on the site plan

If the applicant wishes to connect directly to the Storm Drain system, Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection Division approval would be required.
In addition, the applicant may be required to tell the City what is being discharged into the system, which may also trigger additional requirements, permits, and fees.
Applicant may also be required to provide a traffic control plan.



Safety requirement for permits shall follow the Safety Guidelines for Development Services permits.

Peak Hour Restrictions

Peak hour restrictions and exemptions for permits shall follow the Peak Hour Restrictions/Exemptions Guidelines for Development Services permits.