Permits

Encroachment Permits


An encroachment permit is required for any work performed in the public right-of-way. Examples of work requiring an encroachment permit would include (but are not limited to):
  • Closure of minor streets for a block party
  • Construction or widening of a driveway approach
  • Installation of a drain through the curb
  • Replacement of a sidewalk
  • Trenching in the street for a utility repair
Note: On most streets, the public right-of-way extends approximately eight feet from the face of curb.

For More Information


To obtain application forms, current fee schedules, a checklist of basic requirements, a sample insurance certificate, or construction details and specifications, please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at 925-833-6630.

Grading & Sitework Permits


A grading or sitework permit may be required for work on private property which includes (but is not limited to):
  • Excavation or movement of dirt
  • Installation or alteration of drainage
  • Installation of site improvements like sidewalks or significant landscaping
  • Paving
The fee for a grading or sitework permit is the actual cost of permit processing, plan checking, and inspection, and a deposit may be required.

For More Information

To determine whether you need a grading or sitework permit, or to obtain application forms, fee estimates, or construction details and specifications, please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at 925-833-6630.


Saturday and Holiday Work Permits

Please note that a new process has been implemented for all future Saturday and Holiday Work Permits, effective November 7, 2014. See attached memo.

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To determine whether you need a Saturday or Holiday Work permit, or to obtain application forms, or current fee schedules, please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at 925-833-6630.

Transportation Permits


A transportation permit is required for vehicles or loads that exceed the maximum allowable California Vehicle Code (CVC) dimensions (width, length, height, and overhand). The purpose of issuing the permit is to ensure that appropriate routes are used, based upon the truck route map, and to keep track of large vehicles which may damage City facilities.

For More Information


To determine whether you need a transportation permit, or to obtain application forms, or current fee schedules, please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at 925-833-6630.

Film / Photography Permits


A film / photography permit is required to film, still or motion pictures, on public property which includes (but is not limited to):
  • City owned or leased buildings
  • City parks
  • City streets and/or sidewalks
The minimum charge for a film permit is $256. The basic fee provides for Public Works inspection of traffic control and site restoration. Additional fees may apply depending on the scope of the project, such as the number of days and locations. Activities in parks or buildings are subject to the established fees for the use of those facilities.

For More Information


To determine whether you need a film permit, or to obtain application forms, or fee estimates, please contact the Engineering Division of Public Works at 925-833-6630.