Encroachment Permits

Department of Public Works Encroachment Permits

An Encroachment Permit is required for any work within a Placer County maintained road easement or right-of-way. The Department of Public Works (DPW) conditions, issues and inspects encroachment permits. Applicants should apply using the Online Encroachment Permit Application Submittal Portal, directly in person at either the Auburn or Tahoe City office front counter locations or by email to contacts listed on webpage.

TYPICAL TYPES OF WORK REQUIRING AN ENCROACHMENT PERMIT 

  • Residential driveways
  • Minor utility work & repairs
  • Structures proposed within setbacks or right-of-way
  • Special events
  • Temporary Traffic Control 
  • Parking Permits
  • Landscaping

ENCROACHMENT PERMIT DOCUMENTS & LINKS

 

MAJOR UTILITY OR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Projects involving utility capital improvements or major utility undergrounding (water, sewer, gas, cable, etc.) within the County right-of-way shall apply for an Encroachment Plan Permit. Projects involving greater than 150’ of trenching will typically need an Encroachment Plan Permit. These types of projects are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Engineering and Surveying Division (ESD). The utility company or consultant shall contact ESD either in the Auburn or Tahoe areas using the link below for information and permitting requirements.   

  1. Roads Division


    Physical Address
    11428 F Avenue
    Auburn, CA 95603


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    11428 F Avenue
    Auburn, CA 95603

    Phone: 530-745-7565

  2. Tahoe Engineering

    Physical Address
    7717 North Lake Boulevard
    Kings Beach, CA 96143


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 336
    Kings Beach, CA 96143

    Phone: 530-581-6217

  3. Public Works


    Physical Address
    3091 County Center Drive
    Suite 220
    Auburn, CA 95603


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    3091 County Center Drive
    Suite 220
    Auburn, CA 95603

    Phone: 530-745-7591