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Encroachment Permits

The encroachment section of Public Works processes and issues permits to the public and/or other agencies for the performance of work on County roads right-of-way. Encroachments may include structures, facilities, and objects of any kind placed in, on, under, or over any County highway. Work includes utilities projects that involve excavation or trenching; street improvement projects; and tree trimming, removal, and planting within the County right-of-way.

The encroachment section also conducts engineering plan review for minor and major subdivision projects involving drainage, new or re-construction of drive approaches, and improvements on County right-of-way, conducts construction inspection, as well as supports plan checking on Building permit applications.

The encroachment section also oversees issues that arise within the County right-of-way such as illegal signs, refuse, sediments, erosion, etc., and interfaces with the general public and other departments and agencies related to these issues.

Maintenance Yard

2700 Brommer Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Please contact Dispatch
(831) 477-3999
(24 hours a day)

Transportation and Roads

701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Effective 6/1/20
Open to the public 
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed for lunch

(831) 454-2160
(831) 454-2160

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.