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Encroachment Permits

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About Encroachment Permits

  • Any work performed in the public right-of-way requires an encroachment permit
  • If you are unsure if you need to obtain an encroachment permit, please contact the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department at (415) 289-4106 or
  • For encroachment permit fees, please consult City of Sausalito Fees and Charges

Encroachment Permit Application Forms

Encroachment Application Review Guidelines

  • Compatibility
  • Need
  • Public Enjoyment
  • Circulation
  • Safety

Regulations for Working in Sausalito Streets

Projects Requiring Review by the Planning Commission and Approval by the City Council

  • stairs not on grade, signs, awnings,
  • landscaping [staff review permitted]
  • driveways (cut or fill more than 6') [staff review permitted]
  • garages
  • fences
  • buildings (structural)
  • dwelling units
  • parking spaces
  • Design Review will be required for significant visual projects


  • Any questions about encroachment permits may be directed to the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department at (415) 289-4106 or
  • Please see our Staff Directory for the contact information of individual staff members