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Encroachment Permits


What is an encroachment permit?

An encroachment permit authorizes the applicant to perform work within the City’s right of way, construct approved facilities, or conduct specified activities.  The encroachment permit is not a property right like an easement, nor does it confer a property right.  Therefore, it does not transfer with the sale of real personal property.

Related Link:  Lodi Municipal Code 12.04


Who needs an encroachment permit?

Individuals, companies, contractors, corporations, utilities and other agencies proposing to conduct any activity within, under, or over the city’s right of way are required to obtain an encroachment permit.

  • Examples of work requiring a construction encroachment permit are excavations, sign, post, and fence installations, equipment/structures placed upon the street and/or sidewalk, vegetation planting/trimming, driveway or sidewalk installation/replacement, and utility work.
  • Examples of events requiring non-construction encroachment permit are neighborhood block events or items placed upon the sidewalk.
  • The downtown encroachment permit application is for downtown merchant sidewalk use.  The downtown area encompasses Church, School, and Sacramento Streets from Lodi Avenue to Locust Street, Walnut, Oak, Pine, Elm, and Locust (south side) Streets from Church Street to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

  • Special event encroachment permit is for events within the public right-of-way proposing closure of streets and/or sidewalks.

Where do I apply for an encroachment permit?

You may apply for a permit at the Public Works Department, 221 W. Pine Street, Lodi between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Thursday.

The permit application is available on-line. Click on links below for application. Submitting an application does not constitute encroachment permit approval. The permit application fee to initiate the application process is non-refundable. 

See below for fee structure. Please contact the Public Works Department at (209) 333-6706 for additional fee information and insurance details.

Sidewalk/Driveway (single parcel) $ 95.00
Non-construction $ 46.00
Downtown Sidewalk Encroachment   $ 46.00
Block Party     $ 46.00
Special Event    $216.00


Permit Applications:

Special Events Enroachment Permit application package

Non-Construction Encroachment Permit Application

Construction Encroachment Permit Application

Downtown Construction Permit Application (Merchant/Sidewalk Use)

Additional Information:

Insurance Requirements (Amount may vary)

Gutter Types

Sidewalk Replacement or Installation

General Provisions

Street Closure Provisions




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