Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Encroachment permit?
is defined as any permanent or temporary fixture such as a
fence or any other facility which intrudes into, upon, over
or under any street, alley, sidewalk or public way now open
or dedicated or which will be dedicated to public use or any
property belonging to the city but does not necessarily prevent
public travel. (NOTE: Signs in the city right-of-way are illegal
per the City Municipal Code. No encroachment permits will be
issued for signage)
Requirements for Encroachment
Plot plan showing
location of proposed encroachment. To be included: Materials
used, height of encroachment, type of encroachment. (ie.
4' high chain link fence along back of sidewalk.) Show dimension
to curb line.
surrounding neighbors stating They have no objection to the
proposed encroachment located at (address of encroachment).
(Suggestion on who needs to sign: If they can see it from
their property, they need to sign.)
policy with $300,000 liability.
Commercial - $1,000,000 liability insurance. Policy to be
reviewed by Risk Management.
if applicable. (If not, indefinite)
Fee. Permit will stay with the property, not the owner. If
the property is sold, the new owners will have the same responsibility
for maintaining encroachment as the former owners.
be reviewed by Public Works. After
the location has been field inspected, Public Works staff makes
any comments or
reviewing the recommendations and verification from Risk Management
on insurance, the application
to the Public Works Director for final approval.