Sewer Lateral Permit

A private sewer lateral (PSL) is the pipe that carries waste from the plumbing in a home or business to the sanitary sewer main. Please note that only a licensed contractor with the correct classification may pull the permit.

Application for Sewer Lateral, Curb, Gutter, and Sidewalk Excavation Permit
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter

An SL Permit allows a contractor with the appropriate contractor’s license to install a sewer lateral in private property or in the City Right-Of-Way. Applicants must request for inspections at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled work.Please call (510) 238-3561 for inspections. A City Inspector will inspect the pipe material, connections, and request compaction test results. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the application link above.

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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