A Red Flag Warning is now in effect for the East Bay Hills from Saturday, September 26 at 9 PM - Monday, September 28 at 8 AM.

Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Permit

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)
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter

A CGS Permit allows a contractor with the appropriate contractor’s license (see question 6 below) 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 application link above.

DOT Permit Counter Hours

We are currently closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please email all applications for sidewalk certifications and sidewalk repairs to DOTonlinepermits@oaklandca.gov.


250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor, Suite 4314, Oakland, CA 94612