Any construction activity within public rights-of-way requires an encroachment permit from the Public Works Department. These permit applications can be obtained from the department at 610 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404, weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM.
The City requires an encroachment permit application fee and a minimum inspection deposit of $500.00. A portion of the inspection deposit may be refunded depending on the extent of inspections required. A restoration bond may also be required with the bond value determined by the size and nature of the project.
Feel free to download and print the forms in the featured section on the left. You may fill them out from your home or business.
If you have any questions regarding the encroachment permit process or the requirements for your project, please contact the Foster City Public Works Engineering Division.