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Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development


Utility Permits


Utility companies may require an application and related fees for utility services that require excavation in the public right-of-way. City permit fees are included in the utility costs charged by the utility company. Services may include upgrades to existing utilities or installation of new services. PG&E has changed their policy.

Enabling Resolution/Ordinance: 

Resolution No. 56,466 dated May 19, 1992.

Payment Provisions: 

Time of Payment:     In accordance with Utility Co. policy

Location of Payment:

Payment Conditions:

Inspections After Fee is Paid: 

Excavation/installation work is scheduled by Utility Company. Utility Company notifies the City as to status of work. City inspectors inspect worksites.

Quick Link:

Engineering Permit Information 

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