LA City Bonded Sewer Contractor

Did you know in the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas that a regular plumbing contractor that holds a C36 classification license is not allow to work under or past the sidewalk?

This means that not every plumber is certified or qualified to do a repair under the sidewalk or beyond the walkway…

Only plumbing contractors with a C36, some city sanitation contractors with a C42, or some cities pipeline contractors with C34 certifications can do this kind of work and must be bonded sewer contractors to do any kind of work under the sidewalks or in the streets. You can find a list of bonded sewer contractor Los Angeles on the Los Angeles Department of Engineering web site. Plumbers not on this list, cannot touch the sewer pipes going under the sidewalk into street.

Did you know it is the home owner’s responsibility for sewer and pipe repairs under the city streets?

The myth that when a sewer problem occurs and is under the city street, it is the city’s problem and not the home owner’s responsibility. As a homeowner, you are responsible for the sewer lines from your home, to the city main sewer connection, including the saddle connection on the city main sewer line.

However, in most cases the City is responsible for the public sewer issues when there located under an alley or in an easement on private property. Maintenance of the sewer lateral, the sewer that carries wastewater from buildings to the public sewer is the responsibility of the property owner as described in the City’s Municipal Code.

The private sewer service lateral (also known as a private lateral) is a pipe that takes an individual building’s wastewater to the public sewer main in the street. These private laterals are owned by the building owner and are essential for directing wastewater away from homes, churches, schools and businesses to a publicly owned wastewater collection and treatment system.


A sewer lateral is the pipe that connects indoor plumbing to the sewer main.

As Illustrated in the diagram, there are both upper and lower private laterals. The upper lateral runs from the home or business to a cleanout at the sidewalk or sometimes the property line. The lower lateral runs from the cleanout to the sewer main in the street. If no cleanout is in place, the private lateral is usually not considered split between upper and lower portions.

So, to recap… if the work is to be done entirely on your property any plumber with a C36 contractor’s license and a Los Angeles City business license can do the work.

Work needed within the public right of way (e.g. under the sidewalk, under the parkway or under the street). A permit from the City of Los Angeles would be necessary. To obtain a permit, contact All Service Plumbers at (888) 300-9648 or the Bureau of Engineering, Central District A-Permits/Sewer Permits directly at (213) 482-7030.

LA City Bonded Sewer Contractor

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