Public Works Permits


A Public Works permit is an important part of protecting the public while work is being done in the public right of way. It assures that proper and adequate notice is given to the general public that an obstruction is ahead. It also assures that any work being performed is inspected and meets the minimum City standards. A permit also prompts coordination amongst public agencies to protect public facilities, such as stormdrains, water, sewer from damage, and to avoid conflicting work in the public right of way.

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Types of Permits:

  • Encroachment Permits: Any work performed in the public right of way requires an encroachment permit. Read more...
  • Transportation Permits: Authorizes the permit holder to transport oversized and/or overweight vehicles, at one time, from one point to another, within City limits. Read more...
  • Site Improvement Permits (Including Grading and C.3. Improvement)

Public Counter/Permit Center Open: Monday thru Thursday, 7:30am-4:00pm

Permits and Plan Checks submission options:

  • Please use the gray drop box outside of the new City Hall, 1000 Gateway Avenue, San Pablo, CA 94806 for paper permits, applications, and plan checks.
  • If immediate attention is required for encroachment permits or plans, please email

Inspections (encroachment, sewer, sidewalk, etc.): 

  • Please call (510) 215-3060 and leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, permit number, job site address and a brief description to request an AM or a PM inspection.
  • Public Works will continue to process electronic documents and respond to emails.

Staff Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 7:30am-6:00pm

Exceptions: San Pablo Senior Center, Public Works Maintenance & Operations/Corporation Yard, and Police Patrol Services. Youth & Recreation Services will be open Fridays with limited services.

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For questions and submittals:
City of San Pablo City Hall 
Public Works Department - Engineering Division
1000 Gateway Avenue | San Pablo CA 94806
Tel: (510) 215-3060 | Fax: (510) 215-3013