Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Permit (Sidewalk Certification)

For work in the public right of way (ROW) involving curb/gutter/sidewalk a licensed contractor must pull a CGS Permit.

Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk (CGS) Permit
Sidewalk Certification FAQ
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter

DOT Permit Counter is currently closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please email all applications for sidewalk certifications and sidewalk repairs to

A CGS Permit allows a contractor with the appropriate contractor’s license to install new or wider driveway, repair curb, gutter and sidewalk, repair a driveway, and install sidewalk underdrain in the City Right-Of-Way. Applicant must request for inspections at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled work. City Inspector will inspect the material, construction method, and paving, and requests compaction test results. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the link above.

View City of Oakland Standard Design Detail for Sidewalks and Driveways.