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County of Madera

California

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

To see or pay your property tax bill online go to: www.madera-county/treasurer Reminder: E-Checks are free

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Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Start the Year off right! Thursday January 4, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm Child Support Warrant Release Event No Risk of…

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Permits Online

Available 24-hours a day...

Click here to access the County's Online Permitting system- available 24 hours a day

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STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

STAGE 3 WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE

On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

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PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE DECEMBER 11TH !

REMINDER

To see or pay your tax bill online go to : www.madera-county.com/treasurer For more information call : (559) 675-7713

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Live and Archived Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Access live and archived Board of Supervisors meetings as well as past and present meeting agendas and minutes.

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Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

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Madera County 311

At Your Service...

The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…

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County Calendar

County Calendar

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Environmental Health

The State’s OWTS Policy became effective in May 2013 and requires local agencies to implement the statewide minimum standards of the OWTS Policy which provides provisions for low risk Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), or develop a local program by adopting a Local Agency Management Program (LAMP). The LAMP may allow alternatives to the State Policy; however the LAMP must demonstrate that the standards achieve the same purpose as the OWTS Policy which is to protect water quality and public health.

On April 7, 2017, Central Valley Regional Water Board approved Madera County’s Local Agency Management Program for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems under Order R5-2017-0044.

This letter will serve as notification to Qualified Contractors and Madera County residents that the implementation of Madera County’s LAMP and revised County Ordinance will be effective June 1, 2017.  An electronic copy of the LAMP and revised County Ordinance will be available on Madera County Environmental Health’s website for review and download.  A hard copy will be made available for pick-up upon request.

Moderate changes to note are as follows:

1.    New and/or replacement septic tanks – The septic tank inlet compartment shall be easily accessible via a riser installed at or above finished grade. Risers and lids that are at or above grade must be watertight and lockable or require tools to be opened.

2.    Cesspools – The use of cesspools is prohibited.  Upon the discovery of a cesspool, a destruction permit must be obtained and properly destroyed by a qualified contractor; an approved OWTS must be installed in its place. 

3.    “Hollow” seepage pits – The installation of hollow seepage pits is prohibited.  Upon the discovery of an existing hollow seepage pit, a repair permit must be obtained and the hollow seepage pit must be filled with rock by a qualified contractor.

4.    Setbacks – Updates to existing code section, see Appendix A of the approved LAMP.

5.    OWTS Deficiencies Guidelines – Chart to clarify whether permit is or is not needed for a deficiency for an existing OWTS; see Appendix H of the approved LAMP.

6.    New construction or remodel – All OWTS design proposals for both new construction and additions to an existing structure must show at least 100% reserve area for the active OWTS.

 

The Madera County Environmental Health Division will be holding a Public Informational Meeting.  A Local Agency Management Program (LAMP) has been developed in pursuant to AB 885 concerning Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) and updated Ordinance amending Chapter 13.54 of Title 13 of the Madera County Code.  A full text of the proposed LAMP and Ordinance is available on the Madera County website.

For regional accommodations, two Public Informational Meetings will be held on December 22, 2016.  The first  location will be held from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the Madera County Library – Oakhurst Branch, located at 49044 Civic Circle, Oakhurst, California.  The second location will be held from 3:00PM to 4:00PM at Public Hearing Room on the third floor of the Madera County Government Center, located at 200 West 4th Street, Madera, California.

If you’re unable to attend any of the two meetings, you may send written comments regarding the LAMP or Ordinance to Monica Roath via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to Monica Roath, Community and Economic Development Department, Environmental Health Division, 200 West 4th Street, Suite 3100, Madera, California 93637 no later than January 2, 2017.

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Madera, CA 93637
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Madera, CA 93637
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