California Department of Transportation

Local Assistance Procedures Manual—LAPM

The Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) is issued in January of each year, last updated August 2016. It is updated through Local Assistance Procedures (LPP’s). 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 or download the entire manual by clicking here: Complete LAPM (September 2016)

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List of Chapters

LAPM Cover LAPM Binder CoverRevised in July 2015
Table of Contents: Table of ContentsRevised in July 2015
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview Revised in January 2016
Chapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities Revised in August 2016
Chapter 3: Project Authorization Revised in August 2016
Chapter 4: Agreements Revised in January 2016
Chapter 5: Invoicing Revised in July 2016
Chapter 6: Environmental ProceduresRevised in March 2013
Chapter 7: Field Review Revised in January 2016
Chapter 8: Public HearingsRevised in August 2016
Chapter 9: Civil Rights and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Revised in January 2016
Chapter 10: Consultant Selection Revised in July 2016
Chapter 11: Design GuidanceRevised in August 2016
Chapter 12: Plans, Specifications, & Estimate Revised in July 2016
Chapter 13: Right of WayRevised in August 2016
Chapter 14: Utility Relocations Revised in August 2016
Chapter 15: Advertise and Award Project Revised in August 2016
Chapter 16: Administer Construction ContractsRevised in January 2016
Chapter 17: Project Completion Revised in July 2016
Chapter 18: MaintenanceRevised in August 2016
Chapter 19 Oversight and Process Reviews Revised in July 2016
Chapter 20: Deficiencies and Sanctions Revised in January 2016


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