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Permit Guidelines and Connection Fees

Utility District Guidelines for Securing a Sewer & Water Permit and Payment of Connection Fees

NOTE: Plan review may require as much as two weeks review time.

PLANS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY

  • Residential Plans: residentialplans@stpud.us (Please allow 5 business days for review)
  • Commercial Plans: planreview@stpud.us (Please allow 10 business days for review)
  • Fire Flow: fireflow@stpud.us

Please be prepared to pay your fees by check to the South Tahoe Public Utility District when you submit your plans for approval. Residential plans for projects requiring a fire sprinkler system must include fire sprinkler plans designed by a California licensed fire sprinkler designer with the dedicated fire line and fire meter size listed on the plans.

RESIDENTIAL SEWER CAPACITY CHARGE 

  • NEW CONSTRUCTION: $ 4.14 PER LIVABLE SQUARE FOOT
  • REMODELS: $4.14 PER ADDITIONAL LIVABLE SQUARE FOOT IN EXCESS OF 500

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATER CAPACITY CHARGES CHART

Size Fire Capacity Charge Water Capacity Charge
3/4" $ - $11,015.00
1" $49.00 $18,359.00
1-1/2" $142.00 $36,718.00
2" $303.00 $58,749.00
3" $881.00 $117,535.00
4" $1,878.00 $183,591.00
6" $5,456.00 $367,183.00
8" $11,627.00 $587,490.00
10" $20,910.00 $844,517.00
12" $1,239,238.00
16" $1,652,317.00

The District is now accepting a 10% down payment on capacity fees for new construction at the time of plan review. In addition to the 10% down payment on capacity fees, the administrative fee, the inspection fee and the water time and material charges will be due at the time of plan review. The remaining capacity fee balance must be paid in full before the District will install the new services.

All new connections require a $5,000 time and material deposit.  If actual time and material charges are less than $5,000 deposit customer will be refunded difference; if charges are greater than deposit customer will be billed accordingly. All new construction must have a fire sprinkler system. Fire line capacity fees are dependent on the fire line size and will be in addition to the example above.

If the STPUD water main servicing your property is less than 6” in diameter your building and fire sprinkler plans must be submitted to our Engineering Department for review and recommendations before we can stamp your plans. This process can take up to two weeks.

Plan set requirements:

  1. For Single Family Dwellings projects, you can submit your building and fire sprinkler plans electronically by emailing PDF files to: residentialplans@stpud.us . For Multi-Family dwellings and Commercial projects, you can email PDF files to planreview@stpud.dst.ca.us. The District will review your plans and email you an application detailing the connection fees due.
  2. For projects requiring a fire sprinkler system, you must provide your fire sprinkler plans designed by a California licensed fire sprinkler designer with the dedicated fire line and fire meter size listed on the plans.
  3. All sets of plans must have the total livable square footage, number of water supply fixture units according to the Uniform Plumbing Code and the recommended domestic water line size printed on them.
  4. A check for sewer, water and permit fees. The District does not accept credit/debit card payments for connection fees.

Requirements for Water Service Hookup

Water Sewer Capacity Charge Report 2022