"No person shall perform any work, construct any facility, make any excavation or fill any excavation, store materials and/or vehicles in or upon any real property in which the City has an interest, whether by title, easement, right-of-way, license or otherwise, without first obtaining an encroachment permit to do so from the Director of Public Works." (Menlo Park Municipal Code Section 13.18.020)Other activities requiring an encroachment permit include:
List of required items:
1) Fill out an Encroachment Permit Application Form. A hardcopy is also available at the front counter of City Hall.
2) Submit a site specific sketch of the work proposed. Include street name labels, pertinent dimensions, and locations of permanent facilities such as joint poles and trees. If the construction activity is related to a development project, include a copy of the plans in lieu of a sketch.
3) Submit a traffic control plan. Include pedestrian and bicycle diversion, if applicable. For residential streets, a simplified traffic control plan may be applied. Contact staff for further information.
4) Submit the appropriate fees, per the master fee schedule. Additional fees may be required pending review of the permit submittal package.
5) Proof of insurance. The City of Menlo Park’s officials, agents, employees, and contractors must be named as additional insured.
6) Security bond (required when street pavement will be affected). In most instances, the minimum amount of $1,000 shall apply. Please note that credit card payments for bonding purposes will not be allowed. Be sure to save a copy of your receipt if you want the City to return the bond.Application for bond release.
7) Contractors must have a City of Menlo Park Business License.
8) Contractors must have a State contractor’s license to work in the public right-of-way. Class A and C8 are the most common.
9) Photographs of the construction area are helpful, but not required.
10) City Standard Details
11) A copy of the permit from the West Bay Sanitary District shall be submitted to the city before an encroachment permit for work in the public right-of-way can be issued for a sewer lateral replacement.
12) Some projects will require a Truck Route Permit to use local streets.