12304 Joerger Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 
530-587-3804

GETTING A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL SEWER PERMIT

CONTRACTOR HAS BUILDING PERMIT

If not click here to get information about Preliminary Permits
After Contractor has obtained a Building Permit, TSD requires TWO SEPARATE CHECKS. 

FIRST CHECK to TSD for $1,650

Written out to Truckee Sanitary District or TSD in the amount of $1,650
Fees Include: 
$750 Connection Fee
$200 Inspection Fee
$600 Seal Cap Deposit
$100 User Fee Deposit
*A  $250 Supplemental Residential Pump Inspection fee will be charged at final processing for properties served by a
residential sewer pump system. 

BRING CHECKS TO TSD ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK

A Copy of the Issued Building Permit

Site Plan with Finished Floor Elevations (PDF Preferred)

A Designated of Authorized Agent Form  
{click here for pdf form}
(if an Agent, not the Owner is opening the permit)

PERMIT ISSUED

2020 COVID-19 Disclaimer
When you are ready to get your Residential Sewer Permit, please call the office at 530-587-3804 and we will walk you through it. The Lobby is currently closed to the public. 
Once you have your sewer permit, you can make an Inspection Appointment. Read below to understand the process. 

Residential Sewer Inspection Information

1ST INSPECTION

Visual Inspection
After sewer permit is obtained, you can call for a visual BEFORE backfill. 

SEC. 7.09, page 30. Pipe must be buried to spring line (halfway up pipe) and tracer wire installed prior to visual inspection. Provisions will be made for installation of SEAL CAP at this time. SEC. 7.03, page 28.  
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NEXT

Pressure Test After Final Grading
 A pressure test is required after the structure has passed the Final Grading Inspection by the Building Division.
Water Test- Accomplish 8’ of head at house cleanout with a maximum of 15’ of head at the downstream cleanout. The water level in pipe must remain constant for 5 minutes.
Air Test- 3.5 psi for five minutes with maximum loss of ½ psi.
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CCTV INSPECTION

Building Lateral Television Inspection
Owner shall be responsible for supplying TV Inspection and all associated costs. TSD Inspector must be on site to view the TV Inspection as it is being performed.
SEC 7.14, page 34. - Building lateral shall require a television inspection after the structure has passed the Final Grading Inspection by the Building Division. 
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SEAL CAP REMOVAL

Seal Cap Removal by TSD Inspector Only
SEC. 7.03, page 28. – Prior to removal of the seal cap, the pressure test and TV inspection after final grading, must be completed and the house must pass the drywall nailing inspection by the Building Division. A $1000.00 seal cap deposit will be retained by the District if the seal cap is found to be tampered with.
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FINAL

Ready to Final
TSD okay to final for occupancy.

After final TSD will issue refunds on the $600 Seal Cap Deposit (if it hasn't been tampered with) and the $100 User Fee. 
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NOTE 

This is a summary of the Truckee Sanitary District (District) installation requirements.

 For a complete description, refer to the Ordinance 1-2017 District Code.
If you plan to request a Certificate of Occupancy from the Town of Truckee or Placer County Building Departments before next spring, you will be required to have final approval from the District. In order for the District to issue FINAL approval of the sewer permit, a District Inspector must verify compliance of the required sewer inspections.
If you would like to verify the status of your sewer permit, or arrange for an inspection, please contact the Inspection Department at (530) 587-3804.
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