Department of Public Works

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1 Where are your Permit Offices and what hours are they open?
2 What is a Service Cut Permit?
3 How do I apply for a Transportation (Moving) Permit?
4 What is a Transportation (Moving) Permit?
5 What is an Excavation Permit?
6 What are the permit fees based on?
7 When do I need a permit for working in the road?
8 How do I get a permit to film or photograph in the road right-of-way or on county property?
9 What is the turn-around time for processing storm drain permit connection applications?
10 As a developer, how would I obtain the necessary permits for the construction of roads, sewers, storm drains, and utilities for a new development.
11 What is an Encroachment Permit?
12 Who do I contact to file a claim with the County?
13 What is a Construction Permit?
14 What are the guidelines and criteria for issuing storm drain connection permits?
15 What are the fees for a road permit?
16 How do I apply for a permit to connect to a storm drain?
17 How do I get permission to modify a County storm drain or catch basin?
18 I'm a developer providing a joint utility trench for the utility companies. Do I need a permit?
19 How do I gain access to a County channel?
20 Can I get an excavation permit to connect my house water line to the main line?
21 How do I get an annual permit for transporting extra legal loads over County roads?
22 Where do I get the hydrology for a storm drain system constructed by the county?
23 May I get copies of the right-of-way maps for a County storm drain or channel?
24 What is the expected turnaround time for processing my permit?
25 What do I need to submit to obtain a permit for the construction of a sewer main?
26 Do I need a permit to place a dumpster in front of my house?
27 I completed the work for my permit and would like to get my deposit refunded. When can I expect my refund?
28 How do I get a dog out of the channel?
29 Who would I report a broken gate around a channel to?
30 Is my property in a flood hazard zone?
31 I would like to install a utility line under, over, across, or along a County Flood Control facility. What do I do?
32 I have a storm drain easement running through my property and I would like to build over it. What are the requirements for building over the storm drain?
33 There is a spill draining into a catch basin or channel. Who should I notify?

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