Encroachment Permit

Why do I need this permit?

An Encroachment Permit is generally required to ensure that any work that occurs on public streets and sidewalks is performed according to current construction standards.

How to Obtain an Encroachment Permit

New engineering permits can be requested online at Fremont.gov/CitizenAccess.
For more information, please visit the City's 
Online Permits webpage.

Encroachment Permit Submittal Checklists


Other City Permits

For information about other City of Fremont permits that are not processed and issued by Engineering, please visit the City’s Permits webpage for more information..

Permit Fees

For fee information, see the 
Fee Schedules.

Coordinating with Other Agencies

To assist you in obtaining your permits, coordination with outside agencies may be necessary. Visit our 
Agency Coordination List for the contact information of these different agencies.

What do I do once I get this permit?

  • If your work involves digging, call USA Underground Alert at (800) 227-2600, two working days prior to the start to the start of work
  • Notify the inspector of your project at least one working day prior to commencement and upon completion of work
  • The inspector's name and telephone number is located at the bottom of the permit
  • Issuance of an Encroachment Permit does not relieve the permittee of the responsibility to obtain permits that may be required by other agencies.


If you have any questions about the Encroachment Permit application process, please call the Engineering Information Line at 510-494-4700 or contact Engineering staff by