Encroachment Permits

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

The fee depends on the type of Encroachment Permit being applied for, the current fee schedule (as of 7/1/2017).
 

Type of Permit Cost
Driveway $712
General Encroachment Permit $371
Illegal Encroachment Recovery per Streets & Highway Code
Transportation - Single Trip $16
Transportation - Annual Blanket $90
Utility (Non Franchise) $336
Utility Blanket $1,692

What is the process?

Step 1: Encroachment Permit Application

Submit the encroachment permit application, to Public Works, via email to PW.Permits@co.slo.ca.us, or via fax to (805)781-1229, or by mail or in person to 976 Osos Street Room 206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

Step 2: Fee and Bond

In order to receive the issued encroachment permit, the applicant must pay the fee and bond amounts.

Step 3: Issuance of Permit

Once Public Works receives the application the process begins to issue the permit. The permit is typically issued within one week of receipt.

Step 4: Performance of Work

Once the permit is issued you may commence with the permitted work. If questions arise during the performance of work a field inspection can be scheduled with our field inspector, call: 805-781-5252. Once  the encroachment is complete a final inspection will be performed. The inspection is to determine if the work that was performed meets the County Standards.

Step 5: Bond Exoneration

If it is determined that the work meets the County Standards, the project will be finaled and the process of exonerating the bond begins. The exoneration process takes about a month to complete.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Public Works Main Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

976 Osos Street Room 206 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5252

Fax: (805) 781-1229

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an encroachment permit?
An encroachment permit is an authorization to work in the public right-of-way.
How do I apply for a film permit in county right-of-way?
When will I get my bond back?

After the completion of your project a final field inspection is required. The inspection is to determine if the work that was performed meets the County Standards. If it is determined that the work meets the County Standards, the project will be finaled and the process of exonerating the bond will begin. The applicant will receive their refund in approximently a month.