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. Master Fee Schedule


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 Encroachment Permit Application (PDF) and return to the General Services Department via email to Encroachment Permits, or return it to us in person or 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 Encroachment Permits. 

Restoration Requirements

  1. No pavement cuts or trenches are allowed in pavement less than three (3) years old or with a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) > or EQUAL to 80, unless otherwise approved by City Engineer in writing. 
  2. Slurry seal - on streets with a PCI value > or EQUAL to 50 and less than 80. 
    a. Contractor shall slurry seal streets curb to curb for the length of the trench. 
    b. When 3 or more patches fall within 100', contractor shall slurry seal curb to curb and 5' past the other limits of the patchwork.
    c. Transverse trenches – slurry seal full width of trench plus 10’ on either side (25’ minimum). 
    d. On roadways with existing striping, a striping plan shall be submitted to the City Engineer/City Traffic Engineer for review/approval prior to issuance of encroachment permit (City will provide as-built drawings upon request, if available).

For more information on the Pavement Maintenance Program or for PDF copy of the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) click the links. 

***HOLIDAY MORATORIUM – Arterial Streets***

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 the Friday before Thanksgiving until the first business day in January at 8 am. 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 RoadGreenback LaneSunrise Boulevard
Auburn BoulevardMadison AvenueSylvan Road
Dewey DriveOld Auburn RoadVan Maren Lane
Fair Oaks BoulevardSan Juan Avenue

***NEW Holiday Moratorium – Residential & Collector Streets***

BEGINS  5:00 PM on Friday, December 23, 2022 
ENDS      8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

Applies to all routine construction and utility work on residential streets during the week of Christmas and New Year.

Emergency Work Only
Emergency work is defined as major power outages, downed power lines or cables, ruptured water mains, gas leaks, or other situations seriously impacting the health and safety of the community. No routine work will be permitted. *Call 916-727-4770 for more information.

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

Page last updated March 31, 2022.