Sewer Lateral Grant Program

Please check back July 1, 2019 for an update on the Sewer Lateral Grant Program for fiscal year 2019/2020.  Only, if funds are allocated and adopted by the City Council will the funds be made available after July 1, 2019.

Application and copies of the required documents listed below must be submitted in person at: 
Water Resource Recovery Counter – 450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, Richmond, CA 94804
Counter Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm

The City of Richmond recommends obtaining estimates from at least three (3) contractors.

  • Parcels served by the City of Richmond Sanitary Municipal Sewer District.
  • Sewer lateral replacement must be completed BEFORE applying for the Sewer Lateral Grant Program.
  • A full line replacement must be completed during the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • If you have previously received a Sewer Lateral Grant reimbursement, you will not be eligible to apply.
Required Documents:
  • Only Lateral Grant Applications dated 6/05/2019 (Fillable Form) or newer will be accepted.
  • Contractor’s final paid in full invoice.
  • Proof of payment (copy of canceled check, credit card receipt, or bank statement are accepted).
  • Certificate of Lateral Compliance (issued by the City after encroachment permit inspections are approved).
  • Grant Deed (change of ownership taken place within last 3 months and/or if property is under a Trust).
  • Tax-exempt organizations must submit proof of tax- exempt status.
Award Limits:
  • Each fiscal year the City allocates sewer lateral grant funds to be awarded for private sewer lateral replacement.
  • This program can be suspended at any time without prior or advanced notification or posting.
  • Property owner(s) are eligible for ONE (1) sewer lateral grant reimbursement award in a lifetime on a first come first serve basis until all sewer lateral funds are exhausted.
  • Starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, the complete sewer lateral grant reimbursement amount is $1,800 per application.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
  • All applications MUST be submitted in person. Any applications submitted via email or mail will NOT be accepted.
  • No applications will be accepted after the sewer lateral grant funds are exhausted.  
  • Reimbursement may take approximately 5 weeks from the date the completed application is received and approved by the City.

Sewer Lateral Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
ONLY work completed during the fiscal year (7/1/19-6/30/20) will be eligible for sewer lateral grant reimbursements.  
If you have any questions regarding the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please contact 
Maricella Mandujano at 510-620-6594.