Stream Flow Mitigation Certificates ("mitigation certificates") allow an exempt water well user to use a well for domestic use and not be subject to the Little Spokane River Instream Flow Rule. A mitigation certificate is required to obtain a building permit in the Little Spokane River watershed, also known as WRIA 55 (Water Resource Inventory Area) in Spokane County.
Before proceeding below, please read through this comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions. This includes information about who is eligible for a mitigation certificate, how to determine if your property is within the approved mitigation area, the cost and more.
NOTE: While applications are now being accepted, the County will begin taking payments and issuing certificates the second week of January.