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 Due to the temporary closure of the Engineering Services counter, permit applications will be accepted electronically via email.

Online Construction/Encroachment Permit Application
   Submit completed form to engineering-submit@palmspringsca.gov.

Any construction work within City right-of-way requires an Encroachment/ Construction Permit from the City of Palm Springs Engineering Services Department. Customers and/or their contractors can apply at the Engineering Services counter in the Development Services building located behind City Hall and off of El Cielo Road. For public utility encroachment permits click HERE. Encroachment permits cover:

New Sidewalk, curb, gutter, driveway or repairs by owner due to Code Compliance notice. Sewer lateral installation or repair.     Any construction work inside City Right-of-Way.  FAILURE TO WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT CAN RESULT IN A DOUBLE FINE. PERMITS WILL NOT BE VALID  UNLESS  IT  HAS  BEEN  APPROVED  AND  SIGNED  BY  THE  ISSUER.  CURRENT PERMIT FEE IS $725.10. FEE FOR REPAIRS  DUE TO CODE COMPLIANCE NOTICE IS $NO CHARGE.

If the home/business owner obtains the permit and bear the liability, we need the following information.

  • Applicant (owner/person liable for work)
  • Applicant Address
  • Description of work
  • Project Address
  • Subcontractor (who is doing the work)
  • Site Foreman (who will be onsite)
  • Foreman cell phone
  • Traffic Control (as required by City Inspector)

If the contractor obtains the permit and bears the liability, we need the following information.

  • Applicant (owner/person liable for work)
  • Project Address
  • Subcontractor (who is doing the work)
  • Site Foreman (who will be onsite)
  • Foreman cell phone
  • Applicant Address
  • Description of work
  • Copy of valid City Business License
  • Copy of valid State Contractor's License
  • Copy of Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Palm Springs as additional insured.
  • Traffic Control (as required by City Inspector)

The Counter Tech will need this information before a permit can be issued. Traffic control plans must be reviewed and approved by City Inspector before a permit will be issued. Staff will phone applicant for payment.

Public Utility Encroachment Permit Application
Submit completed form to City Inspector below

Southern California Edison, Desert Water Agency, SoCalGas, Spectrum Cable, & Frontier Communications (Verizon)
Submit application, plans, traffic control to: 
michael.mott@palmspringsca.gov


FAILURE TO WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT CAN RESULT IN A DOUBLE FEE PENALTY. PERMITS WILL NOT BE VALID UNLESS IT HAS BEEN APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE ISSUER. CURRENT PERMIT FEE IS $ 725.10. PERMIT FEES DUE TO CODE COMPLIANCE NOTICE IS  $NO CHARGE.

For additional questions, call 760-323-8253 X8732 or X8742
or
email engineering-submit@palmspringsca.gov.