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1. Two 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 above 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 1-800-227-2600, 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.
Tree Permits for any work that involves a street tree
Alameda County Water District for work on your water line
Union Sanitary District for work on your sewer line
If you keep the dumpster on your property at all times, then no permit is required.