Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk Permit (Sidewalk Certification)

For work in the public right of way (ROW) involving curb/gutter/sidewalk a licensed contractor must pull a CGS Permit.

Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk (CGS) Permit
Sidewalk Certification FAQ
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter

The DOT Permit Counter is now open to the public at our Permit Center on the 2nd Floor of 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Applications for sidewalk certifications and sidewalk repairs are accepted either online via email (email to or in person at our Permit Center by appointment only (click here to schedule an appointment). Please note: masks are required for entry into City buildings.

A CGS Permit allows a contractor with the appropriate contractor’s license to install new or wider driveway, repair curb, gutter and sidewalk, repair a driveway, and install sidewalk underdrain in the City Right-Of-Way. Applicant must request for inspections at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled work. City Inspector will inspect the material, construction method, and paving, and requests compaction test results. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the link above.

View City of Oakland Standard Design Detail for Sidewalks and Driveways.