Water Rights Fee

Effective January 1, 2004, the California Water Code was amended to require the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to adopt emergency regulations revising and establishing water right fees and water quality certification fees to be deposited in the Water Rights Fund in the State Treasury. The Water Code authorizes the State Water Board to periodically adjust the fees and requires the State Water Board to revise the fee schedule each fiscal year as necessary to conform to the revenue levels set forth in the annual Budget Act. (Wat. Code, §§ 1525, 1530 & 13160.1.)

The SWRCB entered into a contractual arrangement with the Board of Equalization (BOE) to process and collect all assessed annual fees.

Additional information about the Water Rights Fee program may be obtained from the following links

How to Contact Us

By Phone
800-400-7115 toll-free
916-323-9555 phone
916-327-0859 fax

Environmental Fees Division, MIC:57
State Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0057