Santa Monica CA rain barel rebate

City of Santa Monica Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Rebate up to $200 per rain barrel w/maximum of 2 per downspout; 8 barrels per property

Eligibility - property owner (resident, institution or business) in the City of Santa Monica and any tenant of said property with the permission of the owner.


All properties in Santa Monica are eligible, with the exception of new construction, major remodels.

Front yards, back yards, side yards, and parkways are eligible for this rebate.


Submit “before” photo and receipts. Include address and contact info. Email to, or mail to:

Rain Harvest Rebate
City of Santa Monica
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Failure to provide photos and receipts may disqualify you from receiving rebate funding.

Call or email to schedule an inspection. 310-458-8972 x3 or

All rainwater storage systems must:
a.  Be connected to a rainwater downspout;
b.  Not block or restrict access to walkways or pathways;
c.  Be elevated at least 6 inches above the ground on a solid foundation, such as a concrete pad, pavers or blocks (this provision provides stability and pressure to get the water out faster);
d.  Have a cover to prevent mosquitoes, rodents, and debris from entering;
e.  Be maintained for a minimum of 3 years.

Cisterns that are connected to a pressurized irrigation system require a single-trade plumbing permit from the Building & Safety Division located at City Hall.

Rebate application:


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