All work within the City’s public right-of-way is administered and approved through encroachment permits to ensure appropriate use and to protect the integrity of roadways and pedestrian access.
Staff oversee construction and maintenance of various public utilities (AMWC, PG&E, So. Cal. Gas, Charter, AT&T, etc.) and other encroachments resulting from development and private party activities.
Our Engineering Division also oversees standards and specifications for construction in the right-of-way. These standards include plans, details, specifications, and other requirements for design and construction of the City’s public infrastructure, including streets, curbs, sidewalks, trails, sewers, traffic control, traffic signals, storm facilities, transit facilities, street lights, and more.
For information about other City Permits, please visit the Permit Center.