Utility Excavation Permit

For any utility excavation work within the City Right-Of-Way. Note: Traffic Control Plans are required if there is any impact on sidewalks or traffic lanes.

Application for Utility Excavation (X,ENMI) Permit
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Call the DOT Permit Counter

Utility Excavation (x) also includes minor encroachment (ENMI) for any above or below ground structures, cabinets, or antennas. Note: only Utility Companies or Utility Company approved contractors may apply for this permit. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the application link above.

DOT Permit Counter Hours

(Offices CLOSED. Please email DOTonlinepermits@oaklandca.gov)

Monday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Wednesday: 9:30am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Friday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm


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