What is this service?
An Encroachment Permit is a permit which allows people to work within or use the County right of way. An Encroachment Permit is required whenever an activity (e.g. construction, events, etc.) takes place in the County right of way.
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 7/1/2020).
|Type of Permit
General Encroachment Permit
(i.e., driveway overlay/ maintenance)
||Recovery per Streets & Highway Code
|Transportation - Single Trip
|Transportation - Annual Blanket
|Utility (Non Franchise)
Roll-off dumpsters: these containers are not allowed on the County Right of Way and are required to not pose a public safety risk by encroaching into the Right of Way. These roll-off dumpsters must be placed on private property and not obstructing site distances for vehicles. Traffic control plans may be required depending on the use and location of dumpsters.
Crane requests: use of cranes in the County Right of Way require a Traffic Control Plan that must be provided to the County and allow for 3 days notification to emergency services for road/ lane closures.
Sidewalk repairs: sidewalk repairs on county-maintained roads in most cases are the responsibility of the homeowner and not the County of San Luis Obispo. The portion of the sidewalk that fronts the property owners parcel is the responsible party to maintain the sidewalk within County Standards so that is does not endanger or interfere with the use of the public sidewalk. For more information please call 805-781-5252 or email [email protected]
Note: In most cases, a general encroachment permit will be required along with a damage bond for these special requests/ repairs.
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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976 Osos Street Room 206 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5252
Fax: (805) 781-1229