Encroachment Permit

An encroachment permit is required for any work that is performed in the City right-of-way (Muni Code Section 12.08.440). The Public Works Department administers encroachment permits, provides oversight for general public safety, any use, operation, construction, or placement of objects in the Public’s Right of Way, and assures the work being performed is inspected to meet City standards. Failure to obtain an encroachment permit will be subject to fees and penalties.
Examples of work that need an encroachment permit are installation or repair of sidewalk, curb and gutter, driveway approach, sidewalk curb drain, sewer lateral, and any construction or staging requiring traffic or pedestrian control. 

Instruction to submit application for Encroachment Permits:
Attached is the 
Encroachment Permit Application Form with instructions and required documentation for each permit type.

Call for inspections at (510) 215-3060.

USA (Underground Service Alert) at 811 or (800) 227-2600 for underground facility markings at two working days before you dig/excavate.

Other informational fact sheets and instructions: 
  • Building and Public Works, Plan Review and Permit
  • Public Works Plan Review Checklist  

    Permit Center/Public Counter Hours:  Monday thru Thursday, 7:30am-4:00pm
    With the exception of the San Pablo Senior Center, Public Works Maintenance & Operations/Corporation Yard, and Police Patrol Services; Youth & Recreation Services will be open Fridays with limited services.

  • Permits and Plan Checks:

    • Please use the gray drop box outside of Building, 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 PWEngineering@sanpabloca.gov.
    • Public Works will continue to process electronic documents and respond to emails.

    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.

    Permisos y Planos: 

    • Utilice el buzón gris afuera del Edificio, 1000 Gateway Avenue, San Pablo, CA 94806 para permisos en papel, solicitudes y cheques de planes.
    • Si se requiere atención inmediata para un permiso de “encroachment” (intrusiones), por favor envíe un correo electrónico a PWEngineering@sanpabloca.gov.
    • Obras Públicas continuará procesando documentos electrónicos y respondiendo a correo electrónicos.

    Inspecciones (“encroachment” (intrusiones), alcantarilla, banquetas, etc.): 

    • Llame al (510) 215-3060 y deje un mensaje de voz con su nombre, número de teléfono, número de permiso, dirección del sitio de trabajo y una breve descripción para pedir una inspección por la mañana o por la tarde.

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    Typical Standard Details:
    SA-03  Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter
    SA-04  Driveway, Curb & Gutter
    SA-08  Trench Backfill
    SD-02  Sidewalk Crossdrain

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