City of Oakland offices are closed today, March 31, 2023 in observance of Cesar Chavez day.

Schedule Your Inspections with Public Works

(510) 238-3651
By Phone (private sewer laterals)

In Person


(510) 238-3860
By Phone (transportation-related)
Date Posted: September 9th, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 7:51 PM

The Public Works Department permits for construction around the area of your property including:

  1. CGS (curb, gutter, sidewalk, encroachment)
  2. X (excavations)
  3. SL (Sewer Lateral)
  4. P-Job (Infrastructure for larger projects around landscaping)

During construction you will need to schedule inspections with the Public Works Department to make sure your space complies with these permits.

You may also contact us through e-mail at