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New Plant Establishment Permit
If you install new landscaping during the declared Stage 4 “Water Emergency”, you may apply for an exception to the day-of-week watering restrictions. The new plant establishment exception does not apply to annual plants or overseeding or reseeding existing lawns.  Please complete and submit the registration form below to receive a 21 exception permit to the City of Visalia’s Water Conservation Ordinance.  If approved, your request will allow daily watering not to exceed 30 minutes per station for up to 21 days from the date of installation.  You will receive a notification confirming your request. No more than one (1) plant establishment permit will be issued for an address per year.  

Water Regulations Still Apply
The City of Visalia’s Stage 4 water conservation regulations apply even when an exception for new landscaping is granted: No watering of impervious surfaces like streets, parking lots, alleys, driveways, etc. No water runoff flowing away from property. Watering or irrigating shrubs and trees, or vegetation intended for human consumption, is allowed by use of an attended hand-held bucket or similar container, or an attended hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or device. This exception does not apply to watering of lawns.  

Exception for New Plant Establishment
To request a watering exception, complete the form provided below.  Applicants may choose to print the application form and mail or fax the application to the City of Visalia Natural Resource Conservation Division or apply online below. 
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