DO NOT Remove Lawn Until You Have Been Pre-Qualified
Lawn removal and replacement with low water use plants or permeable
Terms and Conditions
Eligible Lawns must be green, regularly
maintained at a low even height, irrigated regularly, and well taken
care of. Dead Lawns or Lawns already removed prior to the time of
the complete application are not eligible for Rebate.
A minimum of 250 square-feet of Lawn must be
Water records from the water company must
demonstrate regular cyclical water use indicative of seasonal
Landscape irrigation within the past two years.
Lawn must be replaced with low water use plants
or permeable surfaces (mulch, decomposed granite, Synthetic Turf,
etc.). Concrete and grouted pavers do not qualify.
Lawn must not be relocated to a different area
of the site.
If converted area is irrigated, a drip
Irrigation System must be installed. Overhead irrigation is not
Planted areas must have at least a three-inch
layer of mulch-no bare soil surfaces permitted.
Property owner must agree to a deed restriction,
which is recorded on the property title.
The deed restriction disallows reinstallation of the Lawn
anywhere on the Site within a period of 15 years or the Rebate and
additional associated costs must be repaid to the District.
Site must be in compliance with District Rules
and Regulations and/or conditions attached to District Water Permits
for application to be deemed complete.
Application Process (Step by Step):
Lawn Rebate Application, forms are also available at the
District office, call 831-658-5601.
include the two most recent years of water records from your water
measure and draw a diagram, including square footages, of all Lawn
areas on your Site (include areas of Turf that will remain on site
and label accordingly).
Take 2-3 photos
of all sections of the Lawn and include a copy with your
diagram and detailed description of the project and plants,
including an irrigation plan.
2-5 to a completed
Lawn Rebate Application and submit to: Rebate Program, Post
Office Box 85, Monterey, CA 93942.
will be determined, and the District will notify you by letter that
the proposed Lawn Removal and Replacement Project has been
prequalified. You will
also be contacted by telephone to schedule a pre-inspection
BEFORE the lawn is
removed. Removal of Lawn
before prequalification and a pre-inspection will disqualify the
project for a Lawn Rebate.
project, submit copies of all receipts, and arrange for a final
Within one week
of the final inspection, District staff will prepare the required
deed restriction and contact the owner.
The owner must sign the deed restriction before a Notary and
return the documents to the District for recording. Notary service
is available at the District.
All steps above
must be completed within 120 days of the prequalification letter.
When all steps have been completed, a Rebate will be approved
for payment. (Subject to available funding)