Applications & Permits


The following permit applications may be downloaded in PDF format. The Engineering Division encourages you to fill out these applications and submit all necessary supporting documents in one submittal package so that we may process your application more efficiently. Please email your completed application and any additional paperwork to

Once your application has been submitted to the email address above, an Engineering staff member will contact you to confirm permit fees and any necessary bonding requirements. Payments may be made electronically via the Official Payments website. Instructions on how to use complete your payment can be viewed here.  Approved permits are processed electronically via DocuSign. 

Please visit the Fee Schedule section and the City Municipal Code to review what fees and codes apply to your particular application. Fees are updated each fiscal year on July 1st. Please make sure your application is for the current fiscal year. If you have any questions regarding your project or project application, please contact a representative of the Engineering Division.

Encroachment Permit

An Encroachment Permit is required for all proposed work in a city right-of-way or easement. Requirements will vary for each permit, but in general, will require an 81/2" x 11" drawing of the proposed work, a completed encroachment permit application, a permit fee depending on the type of work, and a security deposit (bond) in the form of cash, certified check, letter of the credit, or Surety Bond. The amount of the deposit will be determined by the City depending on the extents of the proposed work. Bonding requirements are also described under City Municipal Code section, 12.32.030, "security deposit." An Encroachment Permit Submittal Checklist is included at the bottom of the application for use in determining all required information needed for your submittal.

Fire Flow Test

A Fire Flow Test application is required for fire flow information. A completed application and fee of $237 per hydrant is required before staff will perform the test.

Encroachment Agreement

An Encroachment Agreement is required for any type of major private improvements in the public right of way and must be approved by the City Council. The agreement requires a detailed plan showing the proposed encroachment. A $1,819 application fee is required and will be used to pay the full cost of staff and/or consultant expenses. Should costs exceed $1,819, the applicant shall be responsible for payment prior to approval of the permit.

Development Application Form (to be used for the following)

  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Easement
  • Encroachment Agreement
  • Improvement Plans
  • Lot Line Adjustment
  • Lot Merger
  • Offer of Dedication
  • Parcel Map / Tract Map / Condo Map