TRPA Stormwater Management Program
Working with property owners, private businesses, and government agencies to advance
effective BMP design and implementation on developed properties at Lake Tahoe
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Who Are You?
Multi-Family & Commercial Property Owners
What is the Problem?
What are BMPs?
What are BMP Certificates and how do I get one?
To protect Lake Tahoe for future generations, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency requires all developed parcels to install and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs). Properties in compliance receive a BMP Certificate of Completion, which remains active as long as BMPs are maintained and functioning properly. For more information on TRPA’s Stormwater Management Program, read one of our
to determine a property’s current BMP status and print a copy of the BMP Certificate.
BMP Retrofit Process
If your property does not have a BMP Certificate, there are three easy steps to bring a property into compliance:
Step 1: BMP Evaluation
A BMP Evaluation is an assessment of a property to determine what BMPs are required to come into compliance with TRPA’s Best Management Practices requirements. Start the BMP Retrofit process by choosing an option below:
Single Familiy Residences
TRPA has certified a group of qualified contractors and engineers who can provide BMP Evaluations in addition to installation services.
The BMP Designer allows homeowners, contractors, and consultants to create BMP evaluations in a user-friendly, self-guided web application.
Multi-Family Residences or Commercial
TRPA BMP Evaluation –
Commercial or multi-family only
Contact TRPA staff for an evaluation at (775) 589-5202 or
Engineer or Professional BMP Contractor
Contact a professional on the
BMP Installation Service Providers List
Step 2: BMP Implementation
Once your property has a BMP evaluation, install the BMPs yourself or hire a qualified contractor to do the work.
BMP Installation Guidance and Resources
BMP Retrofit Permit
Most residential properties can install BMPs without a permit from TRPA. However, if paving, grading of more than 7 cubic yards of soil, and/or engineered stamped plans are needed to complete the project, a free TRPA BMP Retrofit permit is required. The majority of commercial and multi-family properties require a
BMP Retrofit Application
to install BMPs.
Step 3: BMP Final Inspection
Once BMPs prescribed in the BMP evaluation are installed contact TRPA or appropriate agency for a final inspection. When the property passes a final inspection, TRPA will issue a BMP Certificate. Properties with certificates remain compliant as long as BMPs are maintained and functioning.
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