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Special Encroachment Permit

The purpose of the Special Encroachment Permit Application is for constructing permanent and non-permanent fixtures within the City's right-of-way. Applicant shall submit plans for review by the Engineering Division, who will also perform field investigation and inspections. Plans must show, at a minimum, dimensions, locations, and heights of the encroachment. In addition to the standard fees, a right-of-way user fee will be charged if the public right-of-way encroachment is larger than 100 square feet. If application is approved, Engineering Staff will finalize the permit and file it with the County of San Mateo for recording.

SPECIAL ENCROACHMENT PERMIT APPLICATION
  • Permanent Structures: Include fences, retaining walls, columns, gates, landscaping structures, or other unmovable fixtures.
  • Non-Permanent Structures: Include tables, chairs, flower pots, planter or other movable fixtures.