Complaint Hotline (Illicit Discharge) - 707-234-6679
Notice an illicit discharge / pollutants along a roadway and/or entering the County storm drain system? Call the Complaint Hotline. Pollutants may include: oil, wastewater, litter, sediment, or any unknown material. Be prepared with your name, date of incident/activity observed, address/location of the activity, and a description of the incident/activity observed. Please refer to the following Illicit Discharge Tracking Sheet used by Code Enforcement personnel to log the complaint to see what information you will be asked to provide.
If hazardous materials appear to be present and/or the incident/activity is observed after 5pm or on the weekend, call 911, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, or Howard Forest Incident Command.
Manuals and Worksheets
- Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Information- County wide
- MS 4 Area Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Information for Over the Counter Permits
- MS4 Area New and Post Construction Site Stormwater Checklist
Trainings and Flyers
Annual Stormwater Reports
Annual NPDES MS4 stormwater reports can be accessed using the State of California's, StormWater Multiple Application and Reporting Tracking System (SMARTS) below. Please note, SMARTS works best with the Microsoft Edge browser.
Stormwater Management Reference Materials
- County of Mendocino Construction Best Management Practices for over-the-counter Building Permits
- Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practices
- Small Construction Site Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Template
- Well Drilling Erosion Control and Sediment Plan
Helpful Stormwater Handouts
- CWP Rain Barrel Garden
- Health Yard from the Audubon
- Solution to Pollution
- The Pacific Ocean Starts on your Street (English) (Spanish)
- Residential Car Washing
- Car Washing-English
- Car Washing- Spanish
- Auto Industry Flyer
- Mobile Cleaning-Driveway Sealing Handout
- Pesticide Application Flyer
- Nurseries and Bulk Materials Storage Handout
Helpful Stormwater Links
- Low Impact Development (LID) Fact Sheet
- Benefits of LID: How LID Can Protect your Community's Resources (PDF) (2 pp, 1.3MB) LID Fact Sheet #1: Challenges the perception that LID isn't worthwhile and provides general background information that outlines hydrologic and economic benefits provided by LID.
- Terminology of LID: Distinguishing LID from other Techniques that Address Community Growth Issues (PDF)(2 pp, 568K) LID Fact Sheet #2: Addresses LID’s place in the jumble of terms for managing the environmental impacts of growth that coexist today and describes and distinguishes these terms.
- Costs of LID: LID Saves Money and Protects Your Community's Resources (PDF)( 2 pp, 1.7MB) LID Fact Sheet #3: Challenges the perception that LID is too expensive.
- Aesthetics of LID: LID Technologies Can Benefit Your Community's Visual Environment (PDF) (2 pp, 1.9MB) LID Fact Sheet #4: Challenges the perception that LID is unattractive.
- Effectiveness of LID: Proven LID Technologies Can Work for Your Community (PDF)(2 pp, 1.7MB) LID Fact Sheet #5: Challenges the perception that LID doesn't work.
- Maintenance of LID: Communities Are Easily Managing LID Practices (PDF)(2 pp, 1.7MB) LID Fact Sheet #6: Challenges the perception that LID is too hard or costly to maintain.
- Encouraging LID: Incentives Can Encourage Adoption of LID Practices in your Community (PDF) (2 pp, 492K) LID Fact Sheet #7: Highlights incentive strategies to catalyze LID.
North Coast Stormwater Coalition - The North Coast Stormwater Coalition is comprised of stormwater management staff from the participating Cities and Counties on California's north coast, as well as local, state and federal agency representatives, non-profit organizations, tribes, the CA State and Regional Water Boards, consultants, engineers, graduate students, and interested community members. http://www.northcoaststormwatercoalition.org/
Russian River Watershed Association - The Russian River Watershed Association is a coalition of eleven cities, counties and special districts in the Russian River Watershed that have come together to coordinate regional programs for clean water, fisheries restoration and watershed enhancement. http://www.rrwatershed.org/