Driveway Approaches & Curbs

Driveway Approach
Curb & Gutter
Curb Drains

DRIVEWAY APPROACH REQUIREMENTS

  • Must submit a plot plan with dimensions.  Plan size dimensions 8.5 inches x 11 inches.
  • A pre-inspection is required prior to permit issuance. Applicable fees apply and will be charged at the time when application and plot plans are submitted.
  • Applications and plot plans must be submitted in person. Office location
  • The Department of Public Works will conduct an inspection of site conditions within 72 hours of the application submittal. Applicant must have an appointment time and date with a Department Service Technician (DST) any time after 72 hours for permit approval and issuance or proposed project corrections.
  • The pre-inspection and plan review will determine if the proposed project will be approved or denied. On some projects, conditions of approval will be required in order to obtain a permit. Permits must be obtained to perform the proposed work before the commencement of work. Heavy Hauling, Street Use, and Driveway Approach permits are required
  • Contractor must be licensed with a valid license Class "A", "C-8", or "C-12".
  • Contractor must be insured with a valid and active policy throughout the entire time period of the proposed project. Insurance Requirements

DRIVEWAY APPROACH FAQs

Can I apply as Owner-Builder for the required permits?
Answer: No, Owner-Builder permits are limited to private property. Driveway approaches are owned by the City, State, or Federal governing bodies. A property owner may request to enhance or modify the driveway approach at the requesting party's expense.
What permits are required for a new, modified, or relocated Driveway Approach?
Answer: Street Use, and Driveway Approach permits are required.

What is a Class A Contractor?
Answer: Class A refers to General Engineering Contractors. "A general engineering contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is in connection with fixed works requiring specialized engineering knowledge and skill..." as defined by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB). More CSLB info regarding this classification

What is a Class C-8 Contractor?
Answer: Class C-8 refers to Concrete Contractors. "A concrete contractor forms, pours, places, finishes and installs specified mass, pavement, flat and other concrete work; and places and sets screeds for pavements or flatwork. This class shall not include contractors whose sole contracting business is the application of plaster coatings or the placing and erecting of steel or bars for the reinforcing of mass, pavement, flat and other concrete work." as defined by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB). More CSLB info regarding this classification

What is a Class C-12 Contractor?
Answer: Class C-12 refers to Earthwork and Paving Contractors. "An earthwork and paving contractor digs, moves, and places material forming the surface of the earth, other than water, in such a manner that a cut, fill, excavation, grade, trench, backfill, or tunnel ... This classification includes the mixing, fabricating and placing of paving and any other surfacing materials." as defined by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB). More CSLB info regarding this classification

How do I know if my contractor has the proper and valid license?
Answer: Visit the California Contractor State License Board and verify your contractor's license and insurance status. The simplest way to verify is by entering the Contractor License Number into the database search provided by the State. Verify a Contractor's License and Insurance Don't know the license number? You can also provide Company or Contractor Names.

Are inspections required for Driveway Approaches?
Answer: Yes, all public right-of-way work including driveway approaches must have two inspections.

  1. Pre-pour / Concrete Form Inspection and
  2. Final Inspection once the project is completed

CURB & GUTTER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must submit a plot plan with dimensions.  Plan size dimensions 8.5 inches x 11 inches.
  • A pre-inspection is required prior to permit issuance. Applicable fees apply and will be charged at the time when application and plot plans are submitted.
  • Applications and plot plans must be submitted in person. Office location
  • The Department of Public Works will conduct an inspection of site conditions within 72 hours of the application submittal. Applicant must have an appointment time and date with a Department Service Technician (DST) any time after 72 hours for permit approval and issuance or proposed project corrections.
  • The pre-inspection and plan review will determine if the proposed project will be approved or denied. On some projects, conditions of approval will be required in order to obtain a permit. Permits must be obtained to perform the proposed work before the commencement of work. Heavy Hauling, Street Use, and Curb & Sidewalk permits are required.
  • Contractor must be licensed with a valid license Class "A", "C-8", or "C-12".
  • Contractor must be insured with a valid and active policy. Insurance Requirements

CURB DRAIN REQUIREMENTS

  • Must submit a plot plan with dimensions.  Plan size dimensions 8.5 inches x 11 inches.
  • Plan review is required and applicable fees apply.
  • The plan review will determine if project will be approved or denied. On some projects, conditions of approval will be required in order to obtain a permit. Permits must be obtained to perform the proposed work before the commencement of work. Heavy Hauling and Street Use permits are required.
  • Contractor must be licensed with a valid license Class "A", "C-8", or "C-12".
  • Certificate of Insurance - Insurance Requirements

Web Page Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009