The Land Development Section provides engineering services to private development projects in the city of San Leandro. This includes a review of all subdivisions and other private developments, as well as permits for construction within public rights-of-way and grading permits. Land Development staff administers the City Sidewalk Program, Undergrounding Districts, Assessment Districts and implementation of the Urban Runoff Clean Water Program.
Private Development Review
City staff provides the following reviews for private development: subdivision and parcel maps and improvement plans for conformance with the Subdivision Map Act and all applicable codes and City standards; geotechnical and hydrologic studies and calculations; joint utility trench plans, preparation of conditions of approval, lighting, and landscaping construction plans; and field conditions and changes, lot line changes, construction inspection, survey monument checks and other activities, as needed.
Division of land or airspace to four or fewer parcels or units requires filing of a Parcel Map. Land division into five or more parcels or units requires a Tentative Map and a Final Map. Tentative Maps are processed by the City's Community Development Department. The Final Map is processed by the Engineering and Transportation Department. For questions regarding Tentative Maps and submittal requirements, contact the Community Development at (510) 577-3371.
Click here to download a copy of the Parcel Map Application.
Click here to download a copy of the Final Map (Tract Map) Application.
The Land Development Section is responsible for ensuring that public improvements constructed as part of a private development project meet all City standards and conditions of approval prior to acceptance of the improvements.
For questions regarding private development review, submittal requirements, standard details and specifications or any other information, contact the Land Development Section at (510) 577-3428.
Urban Runoff Clean Water Program
The purpose of the federally-mandated Clean Water Program is to eliminate pollutants from the storm water system so that only clean water enters our waterways and ultimately the San Francisco Bay. The program includes: permit and reporting requirements for private and public development or renovation projects; Best Management Practices (BMPs) for various types of businesses such as restaurants, car washes and automotive repair shops; and public awareness activities such as stenciling of storm drain inlets, creek cleanup projects and work with schools. Street sweeping and environmentally friendly drainage improvements are also important components of the Clean Water Program.
The Land Development Section reviews erosion and pollution control plans and post-construction treatment control measures in development submittals for compliance with San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board NPDES permit requirements.
For further information, visit the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program Web site at www.cleanwaterprogram.org.
Lot Line Adjustments
A Lot Line Adjustment/parcel combine can be requested if the following criteria are met: 1) there are between four or fewer parcels; 2) the parcels are adjoining; and 3) the newly created parcel(s) conform to the City's General Plan and any applicable zoning and building ordinances.
Click here to download a copy of the Lot Line Adjustment Application.
These are permits required for all work within public rights-of-way (streets or sidewalks), including such projects as sewer lateral repairs or replacement or installation of new driveways.
Fees for encroachment permits are based on the scope of the project. The cost for an encroachment permit is $65.00, but requires an additional amount that must be placed on deposit that varies depending upon the type of work to be done.
For more information on how to obtain an encroachment permit, call (510) 577-3497.
Click here to download a copy of an encroachment permit application.
If you are requesting an Encroachment Permit for a sewer lateral repair, please download and complete both the Encroachment Permit Form and the Sewer Lateral Claim Form.
Click here to download a copy of the Sewer Lateral Repair Claim Form.
If you are requesting the use of the pipe bursting method to rehabilitate your sewer lateral, please download and complete the Pipe Bursting Standard and Consent Form in addition to the Encroachment Permit Form and the Sewer Lateral Claim Form.
Click here to download a copy of the Pipe Bursting Standard and Consent Form.
Any news rack placed in the Public Right of Way must have an Encroachment Permit. See Chapter 6 of Title 5 (See "Streets and Parks") of the San Leandro Municipal Code for requirements. Complete both the deposit worksheet and application for consideration.
Click here to download a copy of the News Rack Encroachment Permit Application and the News Rack Deposit Worksheet.
Grading permits are issued for any grading project that involves movement of 50 cubic yards or more (approximately 6 dump truck loads) of soil or the excavation of a hole or trench 5 feet deep or more and other conditions as described in the San Leandro Municipal Code. Excavations for swimming pools are exempt from grading permits.
Fees for grading permits are based on the work to be done. The basic cost of the permit is $55.00, but an additional amount must be placed on deposit depending upon the type of work to be performed. For more information on how to obtain a grading permit, please call (510) 577-3497 or complete and submit a grading permit application.
Click here to download a copy of the Grading Permit Application.
The Engineering & Transportation Department is responsible for processing requests to have banners installed over East 14th Street between Davis and West Juana. For an application and available dates, call (510) 577-3497.
Click here to download a copy of the Banner Permit.
Sidewalk Repair Program
As a property owner within San Leandro, you are responsible for maintaining in good condition the curbs and sidewalks that border your property. No offset joints or cracks greater than 3/4 inch are allowed. If your sidewalk is in need of repair, you may do the work yourself, hire a licensed contractor, or for a fee, have the City's contractor replace the failed sections. Click here to view the Sidewalk Program Brochure.
If the sidewalk offset is caused by movement of a street tree, the City will pay half the cost of repair.
An encroachment permit is required prior to the start of work if you or your contractor will be doing the work. The fee for the permit is based on the amount and type of work to be done.
To report a hazardous location or to have a City inspector provide a cost estimate on necessary repairs, call (510) 577-3428 or logon to San Leandro Assist at http://www.sanleandro.org/crm/.
For more information about City standards or obtaining an encroachment permit, call (510) 577-3497.
In July 2000, the San Leandro City Council implemented the City's Driveway Replacement Program for driveways fronting streets that have been replaced or rehabilitated. This voluntary program offers limited financial assistance whereby the City will pay half the cost of replacing non-standard driveway approaches for qualifying residential properties. For more information, call (510) 577-3305.
Neighborhood Improvement Program
As the budget allows, the City will designate a neighborhood area and set up a program whereby the City will work with residents to reconstruct streets, replace failed curbs and sidewalks, plant new street trees and help clean up a specific neighborhood. For more information on this program, please call (510) 577-3428.
The City of San Leandro owns and maintains the street light system within the San Leandro city limits. If you see a street light that is not working, contact the Public Works Department at (510) 577-3440.
Sanitary Sewer Video Analysis
If a videotape has recently been taken to analyze the condition of your sewer lateral and you would like the City's opinion on what is shown, the City can provide a video analysis free of charge. For more information on this service, call (510) 577-3428.