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Division of Safety of Dams

Division of Safety of Dams
Department of Water Resources

Street Address:
2200 X Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95818

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Telephone #: (916) 227-4644

E-Mail General Information:
damsafety@water.ca.gov

The Division of Safety of Dams is solely funded by fees assessed to owners of dams under State jurisdiction. The fees are adjusted periodically to cover the cost to operate the program (Section 6307, Subsection (a).

The current fee program is divided into two categories: application fees and annual fees.

 

Application Fees

Section 6300, Subsection (a), Section 6302, Section 6303, and Section 6305.


The application for an alteration, repair, removal, enlargement, or new dam construction shall be accompanied by a filing fee based upon the estimated cost, and according to the following schedule (PDF).

An application fee calculation tool is provided for your assistance.


Annual Fees

General Dams
$602 per dam
plus $166 per foot of height
Section 6307, Subsection (b)
 
Farm and Ranch Dams and
Private Dams < 100AF
$228 per dam
plus $25 per foot of height
Section 6307, Subsection (e)
 


(These files are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.)