Engineering Permits

​**Important Notice: Online Pre-Application**

The City is accepting online pre-applications for the following permits: planning permitsbuilding permits, and engineering permits. The pre-application is available online through the City’s Accela Citizen Access portal. For more information, please visit the City's Pre-Application for Permits webpage.


The Engineering Division is responsible for receiving, processing, and issuing encroachment permits, grading permits, subdivision maps, and subdivision improvement plans. Listed below are the Engineering applications that are typically requested by the public. If you have questions or if you need more information, please contact the Engineering Division at 510-494-4700.

All Engineering applications require that you complete an Engineering Application Form, except Tree Removal Permits. Additionally, a Stormwater Control Plan may be required.

Permit Information

Insurance Requirements: Encroachment permits, grading permits, and subdivision construction permits typically include a requirement that the contractor or applicant provide proof of insurance (liability, automobile, and workers’ compensation)