The Carpinteria Sanitary District inspects the construction and repair of all public and private sewers within its service area. All sewer construction, modification, repair and rehabilitation requires a permit from CSD. Plumbing work within the foundation line is subject to a building permit issued by the City of Carpinteria or the Santa Barbara County Building Department.
After obtaining the proper sewer permit, a homeowner, or his/her plumber, may install, alter, or repair the building sewer on his property. Work located in the street or in a public sewer easement must be performed by a licensed contractor approved for such work by the District.
Upon payment of all fees, a sewer permit may be issued to the homeowner or to the party contracted to do the underground construction. After obtaining a permit, the permittee must call the District at least 24 hours before beginning sewer construction to schedule an inspection.
The point of contact for all District permit issues is:
Lance Lawhon, Engineering Technician
Phone: (805) 684-7214 x13
New connections or other construction will generally require a permit from CSD, separate from any permitting requirements imposed by other agencies.
The District maintains a set of construction standards and requirements for main sewers, lateral sewers and building sewers. Contact the District to obtain a copy of the current standards.