Welcome to the Environmental Permit Information Management System (EPIMS). EPIMS is a user account and password protected computer system developed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for environmental review and permitting projects. EPIMS contains a Permitting Portal and a Document Repository to facilitate electronic submittal of CDFW environmental permit applications.
Permitting Portal – Enables applicants to complete a Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) notification (currently limited to Cannabis Cultivation) and submit online. Notifications submitted through the portal allows for a paperless permit process by facilitating uploads of supplemental documentation (i.e., plans, diagrams, maps, photos, studies), calculation of permit fees, electronic signatures, email alerts, and applicant tracking of permit progress.
Document Repository – Enables applicants to submit a completed paper LSA notification, California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) application, CESA Consistency Determination (CD) request, and Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Act (HREA) request and upload the completed documents for electronic submittal. Applicants may include supplemental documentation (i.e., plans, diagrams, maps, photos, studies) and copy of Online License Sales and Services receipt if paid online.
Permitting and Document Repository Portal