Report a Violation

Reporting Alleged Violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act

Please report violations of these laws to us. We probably will not learn of violations unless you tell us. Please be aware, however, that due to our workload and other constraints we can not always follow up every reported violation.

To successfully pursue a violation the Corps must establish regulatory jurisdiction over the site. The penalties for violating the laws can include administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings. Resolution of violations can range from after-the-fact permitting to mitigation/restoration, penalties and/or and incarceration. Normally we seek restoration of site.

A copy of our violation reporting form is available in Word .docx format.  You may submit a violation report by mail, email, telephone, or fax.


Department of the Army
San Francisco District, Corps of Engineers
Regulatory Division
450 Golden Gate Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3404

Phone Number: (415) 503-6795
Fax Number: (415) 503-6693

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