How Do I Apply

Apply for Your Turf Removal Rebate in Two Parts

Part 1: Project Start Approval

  • Before you begin your project or remove any turf, you must apply for and receive a reservation.
  • The reservation will specify the estimated rebate amount based on the footage and information provided. Note: It is important that you measure your project area(s) accurately. Once your project start has been approved, your rebate amount cannot be increased from the amount reserved.
  • Visit the SoCal Water$mart Turf Rebate Application to apply for your project start approval online.
  • Set up an account with a valid email address and password. The account will allow you to log back in after your project is complete to claim your reserved funding (see part 2 details below). You will need the following to reserve your funding:
    • At least 5 color photos of the areas where you plan to remove turf. Areas must be grass to qualify for a rebate. Additional photos may be necessary to clearly show all proposed areas.
    • Submitted at least one photo of each area you plan to remove turf.
    • Read the Turf Removal FAQ Page to see what type of photos are required.
    • A photo or scanned copy of your recent water bill.
  • Do not begin your work until you receive an email approval to start your project. This may take approximately two weeks.
  • Once you receive approval, you have 120 days to complete your project.
  • After completing your project, you are ready to request your rebate.

Part 2: Rebate Application

  • When your project is complete, visit the turf removal application to request your rebate by completing “Step 2: Rebate Application”.
  • Log in as a “Returning Turf Applicant” using your original email and password.
  • Submit the required information along with:
    • At least 5 color photos of your completed project area.
    • At least one photo of each area where you removed turf.
    • Having read the Turf Removal FAQ Page to see what types of photos are required.
    • A photo or scanned copy of your synthetic turf receipt if your project includes synthetic turf.
  • Your rebate application will be reviewed and you will receive an email with the results. This can take up to 7 weeks if the local water agency is verifying compliance with local requirements.
  • If approved, you will receive your rebate in up to 10 weeks from the approval date.
Visit the Turf Program FAQs Page for Additional Information



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