Encroachment Permits

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Chapter 12.16 of the Redlands Municipal code requires that no person shall do or perform, or cause the doing or performing of any, or any number of, or all of the following, until and unless he/she has filed with the Engineer a written application, and secured from the Engineer a permit therefore, and until and unless he/she shall have complied with all of the conditions and regulations of this division applicable thereto, except as hereinafter provided in Sections 12.16.020 through 12.16.340:

A. Excavating in the Street
B. Facilities and Equipment in public right-of-way
C. Street Betterments
D. Street Improvements
E. Street Obstruction

Business License Requirements

Every business conducting operation in the City is required to have a Business License per the City of Redlands Municipal Code Chapters 5.04.090 and 12.16.040.  Before a contractor can pull an encroachment permit we need to verify the business has a current City Business License. Business License information can be found here.

Insurance Requirements

All contractors pulling a permit to work within the City Right-of-Way must have a current Certificate of Comprehensive Commercial General Insurance on file with the City of Redlands Risk Manager.  The insurance shall be in the amount of one million dollars($1,000,000) per occurrence and two million dollars ($2,000,000) aggregate with an insurance carrier acceptable to the City.
In addition, the contractor must have an Additional Insured Endorsement listing the City of Redlands as an Additional Insured per Municipal Code Section 12.20.09.  Submittal and approval of these documents is coordinated through the Risk Management Division.

Contractors License Requirements

Per state law, anyone performing construction work in California that totals $500 or more in labor and materials must be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License board.

Moratorium Areas; No Permit Shall Be Issued:

Permission to excavate in newly renovated streets will not be granted for five (5) years after completion of street renovation as determined by the city. Utilities shall determine alternate methods of making necessary repairs to avoid excavating in newly constructed, paved or renovated streets. Exceptions to the above as mutually agreed upon by the utilities and the director are as follows:

A. An emergency which endangers life or property;
B. Interruption of essential utility service;
C. Work that is mandated by city, state or federal legislation;
D. Service for buildings where no other reasonable means of providing service exists;
E. Other situations deemed by the city council to be in the best interest of the general public.

All permits which are issued under subsections A through E of this section shall be in accordance with the standards, details and specifications established by and on file in the office of the director.

Moratorium Street Map

Forms

There are various forms of encroachment permits that may be required in order to comply with this code section. The permit applications can be found on the Application Center of this website and may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link beneath each description below. All permit forms are in a pdf fillable format. They may be typed on line, printed, signed and submitted to the Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department. The General Permit Conditions and Trench Specifications for encroachment permits can also be found below.

  • General Permit Conditions and Trench Specifications *Revised 11/21/16*
  • Application for Road / Encroachment Permit - shall be required for any excavation or construction work within public right of way, including Public Works and Municipal Utilities facilities. Permit fees are outlined on the form. The minimum permit fee is $330.00.
  • Street Closure Permit - shall be required for any circumstances that necessitate the closure of a street or any portion of a street. There is no fee required for this permit
  • Wideload/ Oversized Permit - shall be required for any vehicle in excess of width, length and weight maximums as defined in the California Vehicle Code, that are traversing the streets of the City of Redlands. Specific criteria are defined on the sheet attached to the permit form.
  • Wideload / Oversize Permit (Annual Permit) - may be issued for various operators that have repetitive truck trips through the City of Redlands per the criteria established for the single wideload / oversize permit, subject to the approval of the Director of Municipal Utilities and Engineering.
  • Truck Route - shall be required for all trucks in excess of 5 tons that traverse streets in the City of Redlands not included on the adopted truck route system. The truck route permit fee is $72.00.
  • Application for Encroachment Permit - Outdoor Dining Facilities - shall be required for any business that wishes to place, operate and maintain outdoor dining facilities within public right-of-way. The form contains requirements for the permit that includes the location of the outdoor dining area including street address, cross streets, Assessor Parcel Number and zone; the number of tables and chairs proposed; the name, address and phone number for both the property owner and the business owner requesting the outdoor facilities; a scale diagram of the outdoor dining area depicting the location of all proposed tables and chairs, and existing sidewalk, edge of street, curb and gutter, utility facilities including, but not limited to, power poles, street lights, fire hydrants, utility boxes, street signs, street trees, planters, mailboxes, etc; a Hold Harmless Agreement signed by the applicant/business owner, the form of which is included; and the appropriate fee payable to the City of Redlands. The fee is $297.00 for a new application and $161.00 for an annual renewal.
  • Application for Encroachment Permit - Outdoor Merchandise Sales - shall be required for any business that wishes to place, operate and maintain outdoor merchandise sales within public right-of-way. The form contains requirements for the permit that includes the location of the outdoor sales area including street address, cross streets, Assessor Parcel Number and zone; the number of tables and displays proposed; the name, address and phone number for both the property owner and the business owner requesting the outdoor sales area; a scale diagram of the outdoor sales area depicting the location of all proposed tables and displays, and existing sidewalk, edge of street, curb and gutter, utility facilities including, but not limited to, power poles, street lights, fire hydrants, utility boxes, street signs, street trees, planters, mailboxes, etc; a Hold Harmless Agreement signed by the applicant/business owner, the form of which is included; and the appropriate fee payable to the City of Redlands. The fee is $297.00 for a new application and $161.00 for an annual renewal.
  • Permit to Close Street for Social Event - shall be required for any event that permission is requested to close a street or a portion of a street for an event such as a block party or other social event. Parade permits shall be obtained through the Redlands Police Department. There is no fee for this permit.