Encroachment Permits

Requirements & Fees

Encroachment permits are required any time work is being performed in the public right-of-way, or if the work will affect the right-of-way, such as installing a new driveway. Fees vary depending on the type of permit needed and how extensive the work is. The fees are collected solely to cover the cost of staff administrative and inspection time associated with the specific permit. A deposit is required to issue an encroachment permit; any unused funds will be returned to the applicant upon project completion with a successful final city inspection.


Traffic control plans (if applicable) and conceptual plans must be submitted with each encroachment permit application, along with proof of insurance. To apply for a permit, please complete the 2018 Encroachment Permit Application (PDF) and return via email to the General Services Department email to General Services, or return it to us by mail. For contractors or utilities with active permits: job lists or cut sheets and associated traffic control plans can be entered onto our Work Request Form (PDF) and submitted via email to the city at the address in the link above.


To better control the holiday traffic and increase driver and pedestrian safety through the holiday season, the City of Citrus Heights limits construction in the right-of-way on major streets.

The City's Construction Moratorium will be in effect from 5:00 pm on Friday, November 22, 2019 until 8:00 am on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The Moratorium applies to all construction and utility work and all oversize loads requiring a transportation permit.

The streets included in this moratorium are as follows:

Antelope Road, Auburn Boulevard, Dewey Drive, Fair Oaks Boulevard, Greenback Lane, Madison Avenue, Old Auburn Road, San Juan Avenue, Sunrise Boulevard, Sylvan Road, and Van Maren Lane.

For more information, please contact the General Services Department at (916) 727-4770.

Last updated: August 26, 2019