An encroachment permit is required whenever work is proposed within the public rights-of-way or easement. Typical examples of work include:
- Trenching across public right-of-way for installation of water, sewer, storm drain, cable, and other underground utilities.
- Construction of curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, and roadway pavement.
HOW TO GET AN ENCROACHMENT PERMIT
If you need Planning Division approvals (such as design review or use permit), you must apply for them before, or while applying for your encroachment permit.
The first step is to fill out an Encroachment Permit Application form which can be found below. Next, file the application with the City Public Works Department.
All plans require signature of person responsible. A licensed professional must sign certain specific plans or conditions.
ISSUANCE OF AN ENCROACHMENT PERMIT
When your plans are checked and approved and you have met any related conditions of approval, your permit is ready to be issued. You will be contacted to come to the office, pay the fees, and pick up your permit. An owner-builder must sign the form in person. Contractors may authorize an employee to sign building permits. This authorization must be given in writing.
Please fill out an Application and bring to City Hall, 101 E Street or contact (209) 874-2328 for more information.