When is an Encroachment Permit required?

An Encroachment Permit is required for any work conducted within a County-maintained public right-of-way.  Often, the County-maintained public right-of-way extends beyond the paved street and may extend beyond the sidewalk. An Encroachment Permit allows you to make certain uses and construct certain improvements within a County-maintained public right-of-way, both above and underground.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation or repairs to underground utilities
  • Trenching in the right-of-way;
  • Building or repairing a driveway approach and/or sidewalk;
  • Tree trimming or;
  • Any work or event requiring traffic control on the street
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