Please review Permit Requirements below as they vary from project to project.
Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.
A Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk (CGS) permit is required to install, eliminate, widen, or repair an existing driveway, or to repair or cut into a curb, gutter, or sidewalk, among other projects. Initial Zoning approval is required. A CGS permit is issued by Oakland's Department of Transportation.
Contractors who are licensed by the State of California with a classification appropriate for the work that will be performed and have a current Business Tax Certificate
Be prepared to provide the following:
Once we receive your application we will review your site plan. If your plan requires corrections or if we need further information, we will contact you. If your plan is approved, you will receive an email acknowledgment from Planning staff. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
Click the button below to learn more about how to apply for a CGS Permit through OakDOTApply for CGS Permit
Call (510) 238-3911 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.
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