City of Oakland offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day

Application for Obstruction Permit (OB Permit)


Application for Traffic Control Plan


Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter

(510) 238 - 3199

Obstruction Permit is required before blocking or obstructing any street parking, curb/gutter, sidewalk, or traffic lane. No parking signs will be issued along OB Permit and are required to be posted 72 hours ahead of any obstruction. A minimum 5'-6" sidewalk clearance for pedestrian access is required. Approved Traffic Control Plan might be required.

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

Traffic Engineers Consultation Hours

Tuesday: 9am-11:30am

Thursday: 9am-11:30am


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