**Important Notice: Online Submittal Process for Engineering Permits**
The City has implemented an online submittal process for all new permit requests using the City's Citizen Access portal. The online submittal process should be used for all new permit requests including planning permits, building/fire permits, solar permits, and engineering permits. For more information, please visit the City's Online 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 , except Tree Removal Permits. Additionally, a S may be required.
- Encroachment Permits are required for construction within the public right-of-way, including public streets, sidewalks, driveways, or easements.
- Grading Permits may be required for grading, building, or other construction projects.
- Subdivision Maps and Improvement Plans are required in order to subdivide a parcel or lot. Subdivision maps and improvement plans may only be processed after approval of a Planning Application for Tentative Tract Map or Tentative Parcel Map.
- Other City Permits – There are several permits processed by the City of Fremont. Please refer to the City’s website for information on Permits issued by other Departments and Divisions.