Environmental Leadership in Carpinteria Since 1928

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
Email: LanceL@carpsan.com


New connections or other construction will generally require a permit from CSD, separate from any permitting requirements imposed by other agencies.

Construction Standards

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.