How do I know I need an
An Encroachment Permit is
required any time construction work will be performed within
the public right of way. Individuals, companies,
contractors, corporations, utilities and other agencies
proposing to conduct any activity within, under, or over the
County’s right of way are required to obtain an Encroachment
Examples of work requiring a Construction Encroachment
excavations, sign, post, and fence installations,
placed upon the street and/or sidewalk, vegetation
driveway or sidewalk installation/replacement, and utility
Examples of events requiring Non-Construction
neighborhood block events, walkathons/marathons/bike races,
marching band review, and material placed upon the street
Why do I need an
An Encroachment Permit ensures
that all work or events being performed within Yuba County
Right of Ways is complying to County Standards.
How do I get an
Encroachment Permits may be
obtained from the Yuba County Pubic Works Department.
Applications can be obtained from the Yuba County Public
Works Department and the Yuba County Web Site/Public Works
Department. Please submit plans and an Encroachment
Permit Application to:
Yuba County Public Works Department
Attention: Encroachment Permit Staff
915 8th Street, Suite 125
How much does it cost?
Please contact the
Encroachment Permit Staff at 530-749-5420 for current
encroachment permit fee information.
What do I do once I get
If your work involves
digging, call USA Underground Alert at
800-227-2600, two working days prior to starting
Notify Public Works Inspection,
530-749-5656, two working days
in advance of the date work is to begin.
An Encroachment Permit does not
relieve the permittee of the responsibility to obtain
permits that may be required by other agencies.