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Notify CDFW of Lake or Streambed Alteration

Fish and Game Code section 1602 requires any person, state or local governmental agency, or public utility to notify CDFW before beginning any activity that will substantially modify a river, stream, or lake.


Online Submittal

For Cannabis Cultivation Projects ONLY

  • If you believe your cannabis cultivation project will not substantially modify any river, stream, or lake, you may complete the online self-certification. CDFW will review the information you submit and determine whether you need to submit a notification.
  • Notifications requesting a General Agreement for Activities Related to Cannabis Cultivation (General Agreement) must use the online submittal process.
  • Notifications for cannabis cultivation projects requesting a Standard Agreement (term of five years or less) may use the online submittal process.

Important! link opens in new windowEPIMS External User Instructions (PDF)

Before you begin the online notification, learn more about cannabis cultivation and the LSA Program.

link opens in new windowBegin Online Submittal

Have questions about our Environmental Permit Information Management System (EPIMS)?


Paper Submittal

Additional Forms

Pay by Credit Card


For project and site specific LSA questions, contact the link opens in new windowCDFW Region (PDF) where the project is located.

Email the LSA Program Headquarters



Habitat Conservation Planning Branch
1700 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4875