Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM)

The Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) is issued in January of each year, last updated January 2018. It is updated through Local Assistance Procedures (LPPs). It describes the various procedures required to process Federal and State funded local transportation projects. Click below to view or download that entire Chapter, or you may view (use Google Chrome) or download the entire manual by clicking here: Complete LAPM (January 2021). Few links in this LAPM were out of date (please check chapters below for correct links). New LAPM exhibits website is https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/forms/local-assistance-procedures-manual-forms

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List of Chapters

Individual Documents: Last Update
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 3: Project Authorization (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 4: Agreements (PDF) Revised June 2021
Chapter 5: Invoicing (PDF)   January 2021
Chapter 6: Environmental Procedures (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 7: Field Review (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 8: Public Hearings (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 9: Civil Rights and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (PDF)  January 2021
Chapter 10: Consultant Selection (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 11: Design Guidance (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 12: Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 13: Right of Way (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 14: Utility Relocations (PDF)  January 2021
Chapter 15: Advertise and Award Project (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 16: Administer Construction Contracts (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 17: Project Completion (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 18 Maintenance (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 19 Oversight and Process Reviews (PDF) January 2021
Chapter 20 Audits & Corrective Actions (PDF) Revised May 2021


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