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Encroachment Permit Fees

$423.00 Simple/Major Utility Encroachment in public right-of-way
$154.00 Short Term

The following items may be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer

  • stairs on grade
  • curb cuts
  • sidewalks
  • utilities
  • driveways (Cut or fill less than 6')
  • curbs and gutters

The City of Sausalito has adopted the City of San Francisco's Regulations for Working in the Streets and the Department of Public Works Guidelines for the Placement of Barricades at Construction Sites. Please click on the links below to access these useful documents:

Regulations for Working in Sausalito Streets
Guidelines for the Placement of Barricades at Construction Sites 

The following items must be reviewed by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council

  • stairs not on grade, signs, awnings,
  • landscaping *
  • driveways (cut or fill more than 6') *
  • garages
  • fences
  • buildings (structural)
  • dwelling units
  • parking spaces

* Staff Review Permitted

Design Review will be required for significant visual projects

Encroachment Application Review Guidelines 

  1. Compatibility

    Is the proposed encroachment compatible with the surrounding area?

    Would the granting of the permit adversely affect the usability or enjoyment of adjoining parcels?

    Would the encroachment create or extend an undesirable land use precedent?

    Does the proposed encroachment conflict with the General Plan, adopted ordinance or any precise plan of the City of Sausalito?

  2. Need

    Is the extent of the proposed encroachment justifiable?

  3. Public Enjoyment

    Would the proposed encroachment significantly diminish public enjoyment, either visual or physical, of the open space to be encroached upon?

    Is the assignment of open space to private use and enjoyment justifiable in terms of public interest?

    Could the value of the proposed improvements prejudice a policy decision to terminate the encroachments?

  4. Circulation

    Would the proposed encroachment adversely affect existing rights-of-way and preclude or make difficult the establishment or improvement of existing or potential streets or pedestrian ways?

    Would the proposed encroachment adversely affect the existing circulation of vehicles or pedestrians?

  5. Safety

    Would granting of the encroachment application create or constitute a hazard to public safety?

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