NOTICE: Due to changes in the weather forecast, PG&E no longer anticipates public safety power shutoffs in Oakland or Alameda County tomorrow, November 20.

Minor Encroachment Permit

An Encroachment Permit allows your privately owned and maintained item or facility to occupy the public right-of-way.

Application for Minor Encroachment Permit (ENMI)


Questions? Call DOT Permit Counter

(510) 238-3199

A Minor Encroachment (ENMI) is defined as “…an encroachment into the public right-of-way resting on or projecting into the sidewalk area, but which is not structurally attached to a building, such as flowerpots, planter boxes, clocks, flagpole sockets, bus shelters, phone booths, bike racks, fences, non-advertising benches, curbs around planter areas, displays of flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables.”

DOT Permit Counter Hours

Monday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Wednesday: 9:30am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Friday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm


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