Engineering Permits

NEW Electronic Plan ReviewOnline Engineering Permits

Now you can apply online for the following Engineering permits, pay fees, research permit status, and schedule inspections at any time and from anywhere by using the Accela Citizen Permit Portal.


Customer Login and Registration

To access online services, please visit the Accela Citizen Permit Portal.


Engineering Permits & Resources Available Online


Encroachment Permits Required

Any work performed in the public right-of-way requires an encroachment permit. Encroachment entails going over, upon, under, or using any public right-of-way or natural watercourse in any manner other than its intended use. Examples include:

  • Installation or repair of sidewalk, curb and/or gutter, driveway approach,
  • Installation of sidewalk under-drain,
  • Installation of sewer lateral, and
  • Any construction or staging requiring traffic or pedestrian control.


Obtain an Encroachment Permit

  • Complete and submit the Encroachment Permit Application.
  • Provide proper Insurance Documents.
  • Provide site specific Traffic/Pedestrian Control Plans.
  • Ensure all contractors and sub-contractors have a City Business License.
  • Pay Encroachment Permit fees and security deposit.


Transportation Permits – Annual and Daily

Transportation permits (annual and daily) are required when transporting large vehicles through the City. Examples requiring a transportation permit include:

  • Over-sized vehicles,
  • Moving modular homes or structures,
  • Moving construction equipment; and
  • Any other transportation that exceeds the City's standards.


The cost of the permits can be found in the Fee Schedule.  If the hauler is making two or more trips with the same vehicle to the same location, the moves can be combined on a single permit. The permit fee must reflect multiple trips. For example, two trips will double the permit fee. Annual permits are also available.


In lieu of applying for Engineering permits online, Engineering Permit Applications and appropriate supporting documents can be sent via email to or submitted over the counter at the Permit Center. If using the email, it is best to enter the Permit Type or Topic of Interest in the subject line.



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/22/2020