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.
An Excavation (X) Permit allows a contractor with either Class C-57 or A license to excavate in the City Right-Of-Way for work relating to soil borings, monitoring well installation, potholing, UGS Tank Excavation, and water/gas meter excavation (on the property side of the meter). If the excavation affects pedestrian traffic, vehicle traffic, and/or bicycle lanes; an approved Traffic Control Plan IS REQUIRED. If the excavation affects any parking space, an Obstruction permit IS REQUIRED.
DOT Permit Counter Hours
(Offices CLOSED. Please email DOTonlinepermits@oaklandca.gov)
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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