Excavation Permit (Utility Companies Only)

For any utility excavation work within the City Right-Of-Way. Additional Obstruction Permits may be required, along with Traffic Control Plans if there is any impact on sidewalks, bike lanes, or vehicle travel lanes.

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Permit Application
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Utility Excavation (x) also includes minor encroachment (ENMI) for any above or below ground structures, cabinets, or antennas. Note: only Utility Companies or Utility Company approved contractors may apply for this permit. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the application link above.

Holiday Restricted Streets

Limited Operation Streets

Paving Moratorium

Street Excavation Rules

Apply By Email: email your completed application to DOTOnlinePermits@oaklandca.gov and Tesfaye Beyene tbeyene@oaklandca.gov.

Apply In Person: The DOT Permit Counter is open to the public at our Permit Center on the 2nd Floor of 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Click here to schedule an appointment. Please note: masks are required for entry into City buildings.

If you have questions about the Utility Excavation Permit, please call the DOT Permit Counter at 510-238-3199 or email DOTOnlinePermits@oaklandca.gov.

OakDOT Permit Counter Hours

Monday: 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm (virtual appointments)

Tuesday: 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm (in-person appointments)

Wednesday: 10am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm (virtual appointments)

Thursday: 9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm (in-person appointments)

Friday: Closed