Incidental Take Permits allow a permittee to take a CESA-listed species if such taking is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. These permits are most commonly issued for construction, utility, transportation, and other infrastructure-related projects. Permittees must implement species-specific minimization and avoidance measures, and fully mitigate the impacts of the project. (Fish & G. Code § 2081 (b); Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §§ 783.2-783.8)
Electronic copies (i.e., PDF) of a completed CESA ITP application can now be submitted to the CDFW's EPIMS Document Repository Portal. For more information visit the EPIMS webpage.
CESA ITP application fees can now be paid by credit card through CDFW's Online License Sales and Services.
Pursuant to SB 473 (Hertzberg, Ch. 329, Stats. 2018; Fish & G. Code § 2081 (e)), commencing January 1, 2019, CDFW is required to post each new incidental take permit issued on CDFW's Internet Website. The public can view the posted documents in the Document Library.