The City follows the standards and requirements of the San Bernardino Department of Public Health for percolation reports. These standards and requirements are outlined in the publication entitled “On-Site WasteWater Disposal System.” This publication is available on-line at:www.sbcounty.gov/dehs/water/waterbusiness.
In addition to the requirements outlined in the “On-Site Waste Water Disposal System” the City requires that:
- The City Engineer be notified of the scheduled percolation test at least two working days prior to.
- Upon submittal of the percolation test report the OWNER should allow at least 5 business days for the City Engineer to review the report.
- A building permit will not be issued until the City Engineer has approved the percolation test report and a Septic System design has been recommended.
- A Septic Permit charge will be added to your building permit application. At the time that a septic system is being installed, an inspection of the tank and leach field will be required. You can call the inspection phone number to arrange this inspection.
If your property is within a flood zone you will need to have an California Registered Land Surveyor prepare a Elevation Certificate and design a Finish Floor Elevation for your new structure.
We will look at and assign an address to your property. At the beginning of your project we will let the following agencies know of the address addition: Utility Companies, County Assessor, 911 & Post Office once a Notice of Completion is issued. If you need a property address for starting loan applications, contact the engineering department and we can assign a street number to your parcel.
If your parcel is in the rural areas of Needles and you don’t have a public street adjoining your property, you may be land locked. You would be required to find out how you could get ingress / egress easement to cross over another property(ies) to reach a public street. If this ingress / egress exists you would have it noted in a title report when purchasing your property. You would be required to have this secured by a survey and legal description prepared by a licensed surveyor in California. This would be recorded with your property.
Launch Ramps & Docks on the River:
If you have interest in having one of these on you property then you must apply to the Army Corp. of Engineers as a separate application, City jurisdiction stops at the high water mark. Even though the City’s jurisdiction stops at the high water mark the Army Corps of Engineers require at CEQA be done on all launch ramps. See the planning department for this process.
The Army Corps of Engineers can be reached by phone at (520) 584-1684 or by writing to 5205 E. Comanche St., Tucson, AZ 85707. You can contact them for application and fees.
These services include storm water drainage, engineering services for public development.
Main areas of responsibility include:
- Management of design and construction of major street improvement projects
- Review of public improvement plans
- Management & Inspection of all Capital Improvement Projects
- Bond release
- Storm Water management and NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
- Encroachment Permit processing
- Parcel & Tract Map Review