Follow the directions provided in the EPIMS email on how to edit the incomplete application. There may have been a step missed in making the edits. If no steps were missed and the “Edit” button is still unavailable, verify the correct form has been selected within EPIMS. The “Edit” button should only be visible on the top right-hand corner of the form requiring additional information. If asked to add an attachment of any kind, use the “Add” button on the “Documents and Maps” section of the application instead of an “Edit” button. If the “Edit” or “Add” buttons are still not visible, this might be an internal error; please call or email the EPIMS Helpline with the applicant name, application number, and a brief description of the issue and CDFW will review the application.
If the form won’t allow basic functions like saving, marking as complete, and/or is giving an error message, verify that you are using a compatible internet browser. EPIMS isn’t fully compatible with Internet Explorer or Safari; switch to either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox or try closing and reopening the current browser.
Applicants can save their work in an EPIMS application at any time by clicking the ‘Save’ button at the top of the form. However, applicants must complete any required questions that appear in that particular form before saving.
There is a separate form on the application specifically for attaching documents. It can be found under “Documents and Maps.” This is where documents/maps/attachments can be added by using the “Add” button at the top of the page. Only one document can be added at a time, but applicants can add as many as needed. There is no file size limit.
For projects that have not been finalized, you can locate your application in the My Permit Applications tab. Once in My Permit Applications select the Project Name you wish to print; this will open a printable version of the application in a popup window. From here, you can right click and select Print (or Ctrl + P). Select “Save as PDF” as the print destination. This will generate a PDF file for you which you can save, or select a printer to print a paper copy.
For projects that have been finalized (and any documents associated with it), you can locate them in Permit Tracking. Once in Permit Tracking, click the name of your project, and click on “Application” from the list of Permit Components. Then click the Print button in the upper right to open a printable version. From here, you can right click and select Print (or Ctrl + P). Select “Save as PDF” as the print destination; this will generate a PDF file for you which you can save, or select a printer to print a paper copy.
If you are unable to edit your notification, first look for an Edit button at the top of the page within the form you are trying to make changes to. If there is a blue Edit button on the page, you will need to click this before you are able to move forward. If you have already clicked the Edit button and are still unable to make changes, try changing your browser. EPIMS works best when using Google Chrome. If you are still experiencing issues after trying both of these steps, please contact the EPIMS Help Desk.