Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is the cost to connect to the County's sewer system (CSA)?


>  The City of Crescent City charges a sewer capacity charge for each ESFC (equivalent single-family connection).  Interested parties are responsible for contacting the City of Crescent City, 707-464-9506, to determine the fee.


>  Mitigation Fees are required to connect to the County's sewer system if a connection is not within the assessed boundaries of the CSA.  Mitigation Fees are as follows:


    Assessment District 1 (Bertsch Ocean View) = $125.00 per ESFC

    Assessment District 2 (Northcrest) = $180.00 per ESFC

    Assessment District 3 (Bertsch Ocean View and Northcrest) = $1,215.00 per ESFC


>  A Development Fee is required for each ESFC discharging into the Pebble Beach Drive Lift Station (Lift Station 5).  The fee is adjusted each fiscal year based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).  Below is the method to calculate the fee per each ESFC:


    January 1 to June 30:  $1,424.00 x ((Two Years Previous Annual CPI-W) / 134.3)

    July 1 to December 31:  $1,424.00 x ((One Year Previous Annual CPI-W) / 134.3)


>  Additional costs include permitting fees, plan check fees, inspection fees, bonding, and construction of sewer lines and laterals.  These costs are project dependent.  Permitting, plan check, and inspection fees are included in the Engineering and Surveying Division's Fee Schedule.


2.  What is the cost to connect to public water?


>  The County of Del Norte does not provide public water.  The City of Crescent City, 707-464-9506, and several Community Services Districts (CSD) provide public water in Del Norte County.  The Engineering and Surveying Division, 707-464-7229, is usually able to determine a water service provider given a specific project location.  The Elections Clerk in the Clerk/Recorder Office, 707-465-0383, should be able to provide the contact information for CSD board members if a general phone number is unavailable.  


>  Additional costs include permitting fees, plan check fees, inspection fees, bonding, and construction of water lines and services.  These costs are project dependent.  Permitting, plan check, and inspection fees are included in the Engineering and Surveying Division's Fee Schedule.


3.  Who maintains private or non-County maintained roads?


>  Property owners along private or non-County maintained roads are responsible for the maintenance of private or non-County maintained roads.  Some private or non-County maintained roads have established road maintenance agreements.  The Road Division does not maintain private or non-County maintained roads.  California Civil Code §845 defines maintenance responsibility for private easements and rights-of-way.