An encroachment permit is required for any work in the city right-of-way (ROW) or city easement. Permits are issued by staff once fees are collected for plan check, inspection, traffic control plan review and permit processing. A bond or cash deposit may be required for all work performed within the public right-of-way.
Types of work that require an encroachment permit include:
Removal and replacement of existing curb, gutter, and sidewalk
Minor new improvements, such as sidewalks, next to existing curb and pedestrian ramps
Street light work
Temporary dumpsters, storage PODS placed in city right-of-way
New Utility Connection/Repair
Franchised Utility Excavation
The City of Imperial Beach has moved to a new entirely online permit, plan check, and payment processing system. To apply for all encroachment permits, applicants must first create a Citizen Self-Service Account in the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal. Kiosks are available for applicant use at City Hall. Staff will be available during non-inspection hours to assist with permit help from 7:30 A.M - 9:00 A.M and 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
For additional questions or information, please contact Crystal Celis at (619) 423-8311 or at email@example.com View instructions (PDF) on how to create a CSS Account and apply for a Temporary Encroachment Permit (TEP).