Sewer Lateral Grant Program

The program is accepting applications for the current Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  The application was revised 7/13/18 and requires additional submittal of the contractor's final invoice.

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


  • 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.

Required Documents:

  • Only Sewer Lateral Grant Applications dated 7/13/18 or newer will be accepted (Fillable - Sewer Lateral Grant Application).
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Contractor's final 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).
  • 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 on a first come first serve basis until all sewer lateral funds are exhausted.
  • Starting July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019, the complete sewer lateral grant reimbursement amount is $1,800 per application.
  • No applications will be accepted after the sewer lateral grant funds are exhausted.   
  • Reimbursement may take approximately 6 weeks from the date the completed application is received and approved by the City.
The Citof Richmond recommends obtaining estimates from at least three (3) contractors.

If you have any questions regarding the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please contact Gina DeLaTorre by email or at 510-620-6594.

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If the City of Richmond allocates funding for the sewer lateral grant program for the 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.  Sewer lateral grant reimbursement amount to be determined at that time.