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According to the local Zoning Ordinance, fences located within residential districts may be permitted if they meet the minimum setbacks. For example, on corner lots, fences are restricted to thirty-inches nearest the radius of the street corner. To verify fence height requirements on your property, contact a Planning Department staff member at (510) 494-4455 or email them. Once the height requirements have been established and a permit is determined necessary, contact a Development Assistant at (510) 494-4460 for plan requirements. There is a sample plan of the fence requirements within the DSC. A copy can be faxed at your request.
Inspections for new fences generally take place in two stages. The first stage of inspection is conducted after all the postholes are drilled and cleaned. The second stage, the final inspection, is conducted after the entire fence is completed. The owner or the contractor must request the inspections through our automated inspection request system; instructions for inspection requests will be discussed at the time of permit issuance.
Depending on the size of the addition or scope of work the plans may be approved over the counter. For additions 750 square feet of less and meet conventional construction criteria you may be able to schedule an appointment for an over the counter review.
Once the permit is issued all the required inspections and approvals are to be done. For additions this may require opening or removal of concealed construction, the removal of some or all interior finishes and insulation and special inspection testing of epoxy anchors or hold-downs.
Please keep in mind that not all illegal additions can be approved.
For specific building and planning information, please contact the Development Services Center at 510-494-4460.
During construction of new pools, spas or hot tubs, the City inspector will enforce the barrier regulations by checking fence heights, gate operations, door alarms, and other associated requirements. A copy of the barrier requirements will be attached to the approved plans for his review. You can voluntarily make your pool, spa or hot tub environment a safe one for family and friends by putting these requirements into play. Development Assistants within the DSC will issue building permits for voluntary barrier upgrades for existing pools.
For more information please call 510-494-4443 or stop by the DSC office at 39550 Liberty Street. Office Hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.
Plans without licensed professional stamps and/or signatures can be readily ordered. Please contact the Development Services Center for cost related to copies at (510) 494-4443.
The City of Fremont may also notify you of non-emergency, time-sensitive information such as:• Road closures• Scheduled major maintenance work• Planned traffic impacts• Missing persons• Criminal descriptions• City events
If you have more specific landlord / tenant issues, call Fremont Fair Housing and Landlord/Tenant Services at (510) 574-2270.
Separate permits are required for pest control repairs and electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work.
Copies of the Standard Details and Specifications can be purchased at the Development Services Center located at 39550 Liberty Street, Fremont, CA 94538.
The Standard Details can also be downloaded from the "Standard Details" webpage. More...
We can fulfill your request for monument records by email. Send us the address or street intersection you are interested in to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access into and out of adjacent shopping areas and business centers will also remain open throughout construction except for a brief period of time when work must progress in front of a driveway.
1. Given the uncertainties that arise during street construction, we ask for your understanding when the scheduling of the work must be revised. We recognize that the lack of parking and the traffic delays are an inconvenience and we will work to minimize their impact to the extent we can. 2. Towing someone's car is not something we enjoy doing. In order to perform the street work, we request that you park off the street or in some other convenient area during the days when work is scheduled as indicated by the posted signs. 3. While we try our best to keep everyone informed, we may not always be able to reach everyone. We appreciate your efforts to keep your neighbors and visiting guests informed of the work that will take place and especially of the parking restrictions.
Your cooperation is integral to the success of this project. We thank you in advance!
1. Click on the City logo near the top left corner of this page to go to the City's homepage2. On the left hand column, mouse over the link "eServices" and select "Notify Me" from the menu3. On the "Notify Me Sign-Up Page," scroll to the bottom of the screen and check the box next to "City of Fremont, Engineering"4. Scroll back to the top of the screen and enter your email address in the box labeled "Enter your Email Address:"5. Select whether you want an HTML email or text only.6. Click on the "Subscribe/Manage" button
Paul LeungAssociate Civil Engineer email@example.com
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Installing a new sidewalk will, however, require the acquisition of some property from some homeowners. The amount of property needed will likely be a four to five-foot strip along the edge of the front property line.
The City’s Real Property staff will contact all property owners affected by the acquisition and can answer any specific questions you may have about this process.
Jeanne SuyeishiAssociate Civil Engineer510firstname.lastname@example.org
The project will not repair sidewalks that have been damaged by privately owned trees.
If you have concerns about the removal of decorative concrete in the planter strip, please contact the City Engineering Department.
1. The sidewalk is not in front of a single family home. 2. The sidewalk was damaged by a privately owned tree. 3. The damage was not considered a tripping hazard.
A list of all trees proposed to be replaced will be made available on this website prior to construction. If you have any concerns about the proposed replacement of a tree, please contact the project manager (see "Who can I contact...").
Ed NakayamaCity of FremontEngineering Department510-494-4775
Note: These are not applicable to hazardous materials or permitted facilities.
1. Request a debris box from Republic Services for all material.2. The contractor working at the job site may haul debris in their own vehicle to an approved recycling facility.
Carefully read the job announcement section "Application Instructions" for information on what application materials are required.
Only complete applications will be accepted.
If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet, you can complete an online application at our kiosk located at:
Human Resources Department3300 Capitol Avenue, Building BFremont, CA 94538
Some recruitments are open until filled and do not have an absolute deadline to submit application materials. In most cases, these open until filled positions have a first review date. Application materials received by that date will receive consideration. The recruitment may close without further notice after the first review date.
1. Three copies of a plan (or a sketch showing the work)
2. A bond or CD, which serves as a security deposit.
3. Evidence of insurance coverage. In many cases, a homeowner's insurance policy will have enough coverage.
4. A completed encroachment permit application.
The resource file "Encroachment Permit Procedures" contains more detailed information on the abive requirements.
If you have any questions or need assistance preparing your application, contact the Engineering Division at 510-494-4700 and our staff will help you.
Most routine permits involving only concrete work, such as driveway replacement, will cost $222.
If the work involves underground utilities, such as a sewer or water line repair, then the usual cost is $310.
More detailed information on fees are available in the "Fee Schedule" file located under Resources. Scroll down to item 5 on page four of the file for the listing of encroachment permit fees.
1. Call USA Underground Alert at 800-227-2600, two business days before the start of work.
2. Call the inspector at least one day before the start of work. The inspector's name and telephone number is listed at the bottom of the permit.
Some agencies include:
Alameda County Water District for work on your water line
Union Sanitary District for work on your sewer line
City Urban Forestry Division at 510-979-5700 for any work that involves a street tree
If you keep the dumpster on your property at all times, then no permit is required.
Family Resouce Center at 39155 Liberty Street, Suite D440, Fremont, CA 94538-1513. Phone: (510)574-2270; Fax (510)574-2275; email: TenantLandlord@yahoo.com
At the end of 2007, the Mayor appointed a Green Task Force, which provided a list of recommendations to City staff.
In 2008, the City completed its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in partnership with StopWaste and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
By 2011, the City had completed its General Plan 2030 update, including a Sustainability Element as the opening chapter and central theme throughout the document.
On November 13, 2012, City Council adopted the City’s first Climate Action Plan, which provides a blueprint for achieving a 25% greenhouse gas emissions reduction from a 2005 baseline by the year 2020.
To help implement the Climate Action Plan, the City appointed an Environmental Sustainability Commission as well as a Sustainability Coordinator in 2013.
At the beginning of 2014, Fremont completed the 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update utilizing the newest calculation methodology, demonstrating a decrease of 11% in community-wide emissions between the years of 2005 and 2010.
The City now supports a number of sustainability projects, including efforts to encourage energy efficiency projects, promote clean transportation options, adopt renewable energy sources, improve in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, divert waste through recycling and composting, conserve water, and other related measures. Fremont Sustainability
By the end of 2014, there are plans to double the number of electric vehicle charging stations that are open to the public in Fremont. Under a funding opportunity from the California Energy Commission (CEC), the City will receive a total of eight publically accessible, dual-port Level 2 electric vehicle chargers. Six of these chargers will be installed at angled parking spaces along three separate blocks of Capitol Avenue as part of the Capitol Avenue Extension project in Downtown Fremont. Another charger will be placed at the City’s Development Services Center, whose Permitting Department attracts many daily visitors. The last charger will be placed at the Boathouse in Fremont’s Central Park, which is the most heavily used park in the community. Under the same funding opportunity, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce plans to fund the installation of six dual-port Level 2 and two dual-port DC fast chargers at Fremont’s Bayside Business Park along the I-880 corridor.
Fremont also encourages retailers to consider the installation of public stations at their places of business, such as those already found at Whole Foods on Mowry and the Target at Pacific Commons.
As a current or future EV owner, you can find out where all existing publicly accessible EV charging stations are located across the nation through the Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center (see link below). Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations
If you would like to request a new traffic signal, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745. New Traffic Signals
If you have a stop sign request, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745. Stop Signs
If you have a complaint about vehicles speeding on residential streets, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745. If a speeding issue has been determined, the Transportation Division will work with the Police Department to request additional enforcement.
If you have a crosswalk request, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745. Crosswalks
Please see the Speed Limits document for more detailed information regarding speed limits. If you have further questions regarding the establishment of speed limits or a missing or needed speed limit sign, please contact the Transportation Engineering Division by completing an online form on the main Transportation Engineering page or by calling (510) 494-4745. Speed Limits
The City does not paint red curb in front of fire hydrants due to the high cost of maintenance. The City has thousands of fire hydrants within the city limits and maintaining 30 feet of red curb in front of all of them would take away time that can be spent on other public facilities’ maintenance within the City.
If there is a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant please call the Police Department at (510) 790-6800. If a vehicle is illegally parked by a fire hydrant, the Fire Department will use all means necessary to obtain access to the fire hydrant. If there is a fire emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.