New Utility Connections: Water and Sewer
All new construction and improvements require a variety of permits, design
reviews and inspections.
Applicants should start by contacting Redwood City personnel to determine which
applications and submittals are required.
Applicants can either visit the Community Development Services’
Public Counter at City Hall, or call 650-780-7349 or 780-7231.
The Permit Technician will explain the process and the forms that need to be
One-stop plan review services are also available by appointment to assist
with this process. See Permits for
additional information, including links to various types of permits.
Any construction projects that connect to the public right-of-way (such as
connections to city water and sewer services) will require a Construction
of Improvements (pdf,
61KB) permit. All utility connections to facilities
in the public right of way must follow the appropriate Engineering
Standards as specified in volumes one through three.
Volume one provides standard technical specifications, volume two contains
standard detail drawings, and volume three supplies design criteria.
For New Water Connections see:
For New Sewer Connections see:
- Volume 1, Section 02730: Sanitary
Sewers (pdf, 98KB)
- Volume 2: “Sewer
- Volume 3: Part
VI (pdf, 75KB) Sanitary
Sewer System Design Criteria
- Volume 3: Part
X (pdf, 61KB) Submittal
Procedures for: Shop Drawings, Cut Sheets and As-built Drawings
All new utility connections require the payment of connection fees and Capital
For Water Fees see
Applying for a New Water Service
Meter or Meter Upgrade (pdf, 225KB)
or the Municipal Code, Article
III. Connection Fees, particularly:
38.10. Fees-Installation of Water Service Meter Only:
38.10.1. Fees-Connection of Water Line to Water Main:
38.12. Additional Fee for Areas 2 AND 4:
For Sewer Fees see the Municipal Code, Article
IX. Fees and Charges, particularly:
27.101. Wastewater Treatment Capacity Fee; Facility
27.102. Construction Costs:
If you have questions, please contact Engineering
and Construction at 650-780-7380 or Building and Inspections at 650-780-7350. Inspections
may be requested at 650-780-7361.