You must first obtain an OB permit over the counter before blocking or obstructing any street parking, curb/gutter, sidewalk, or traffic lane. Approved Traffic Control Plan might be required.
Application for Obstruction Permit (OB Permit)Download
Application for Traffic Control PlanDownload
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
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor, Suite 4314, Oakland, CA 94612