Encroachment Permits

Encroachment Permits

Engineering and Transportation

Now Available for In-Person Services by Appointment

Beginning Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 City Hall will be open to the public on a limited basis Monday to Thursday from 8:30 AM - 2:30PM. However, we encourage you to continue accessing City services online, by email and by phone. You must have a prior appointment to meet with Engineering & Transportation staff in person at the Permit Center. Walk-in services are not available at this time.

Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy.

Permit Center Reservations (Appointment Required):

M-Th 8:30-2:30 | Schedule Appointment

We are currently experiencing a very high volume of applications combined with staffing limitations and ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

If you have questions or concerns about limitations on business or construction activities in the City of San Leandro, please review the current Alameda County Health Order and Workplace Guidance.

For your convenience, here is contact information for services 
in the Engineering and Transportation Department:

Capital Improvement Projects: 510-577-3428

Encroachment Permits: 510-577-6009 ETpermits@sanleandro.org  

Inspection Hotline510-577-3308 etinspections@sanleandro.org

Transportation: 510-577-3428 traffic@sanleandro.org 

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Encroachment Permit Requirements 

An Encroachment permit is required when work is occurring within the public right of way.  General projects that require encroachment permits are:

  • Street improvements (pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk)
  • Public utility installations / Fiber installation
  • Storm drain installation or connections
  • Sanitary sewer installation or connections
  • Water main installations, aqueduct encroachments
  • Monitoring wells
  • Street or sidewalk closures

What do I need to obtain an Encroachment Permit?

  • Complete and submit Encroachment Permit application
  • Supplemental Subcontractor Form (If necessary)
  • Provide site specific, Civil Engineer stamped, Traffic / Pedestrian Control Plans (Per CA MUTCD standards)
  • Ensure all contractors and sub-contractors have City Business License and current certificates of insurance on file with the city
  • Submit sewer lateral / pipe burst forms (if necessary)
  • Submit Preconstruction video (if necessary)
  • Pay Encroachment Permit fees and security deposit.

Other item may be necessary depending on the scope or work.  Please refer to the Encroachment permit requirements for more information.

 For further information regarding encroachment permit please call 510-577-3428.

To schedule an inspection, please call or email our 24-hour Inspection Hotline 510-577-3308 or etinspections@sanleandro.org


Fees / Documents

Effective 7/1/2021 all applications will incur a non-refundable 6% technology fee to cover costs related to appointments, permit processing, digital plan reviews, tracking, payments, and filing.  The technology fee will be assessed on all permit activity charges upon final close-out.  Fees are updated annually and codified in Title 6, Chapter 4 of the San Leandro Administrative Code.


*Insurance Requirements  - PINS Advantage

The City of San Leandro is now using PINSAdvantage.com to track Insurance Certificates and all related documents.

Survey Monument information

A survey monument is a marker that defines a geographic position on the face of the earth.  Each survey monument is permanently fixed to the land, and is often referred to in legal descriptions or maps identifying property rights.

Monuments can be found in the sidewalk, street, or at property corners.  These survey monuments are essential in maintaining the position of property lines, as well as elevation control.

Almost all field measurements performed by professional engineers and land surveyors are tied to survey monuments.  The survey monuments allow for the retracement (or mark the position) of features and legal rights on the earth's surface.  Survey monuments can also assist in monitoring earthquake activity, land subsidence, flood water studies, and GPS navigation.

California State law requires that survey monuments be protected. If a monument is disturbed for any reason, the replacement of the removed or disturbed monument will be at the expense of the person who disturbed it.  Refer to the San Leandro Municipal Code for more information.  The CA Land Surveyors Association Pamphlet also includes useful information.