Stormwater Quality (SWQ) Permit

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Stormwater Quality (SWQ) Permit

Any project adding or replacing 2500 SF of impervious (building, concrete, pavement, etc.) surface must obtain a stormwater quality permit. Applicants must arrange a pre-application meeting with the City of Salinas Development Engineering Section (831-758-7251 option 2) prior to submitting formal applications for permits, to obtain a preliminary project review. This process is mandated by the City of Salinas NPDES Permit to ensure all projects have been designed in accordance with the City of Salinas Stormwater Development Standards (SWDS) and incorporate Low Impact Development features and utilize Construction and Post-Construction Best Management Practices in compliance with the SWDS.


The Central Coast Waterboard has updated the City of Salinas NPDES Permit requirements. Please see attached document for further information on updated permit and review the document titled "Post-Construction Stormwater Management Requirements" for additional specifications. 

NPDES Permit Requirments Order R3-2019-0073