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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)Download
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
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