All work performed in the public right-of-way (ROW), easements, alleys, and beach areas need an approved permit from Transportation and Engineering Divisions. The ROW is usually the area beyond your private property line. It includes the alleys, streets, curbs, median areas, public sidewalks, public easements and parkways (the open space/landscape or grass area between the curb and sidewalk or sidewalk and private property).
Always verify the location of property lines prior to constructing improvements that are near adjoining property lines, City streets or City easements. Never assume your property ends at the curb or sidewalk in front of your home. Check to make sure there are no easements on your property. You may not construct or plant anything on City right-of-way, easement, or property without written permission and permit.
Note: A ROW/Beach Access Permit (supplemented with a traffic control plan) will be required for most work done within the right-of-way. An Encroachment Removal Agreement may be required for all private improvements placed in the right-of-way.
Forms and application:
Review and Processing Fees:
Please check Engineering Processing Fees
PART A: CRITERIA FOR FILING
An application for a Right-Of-Way (ROW) / Beach Access permit may be filed for any work performed in the City right-of-way, Public easement or City property. Following is the sample of activities that require Construction Certificate Permit / Beach Access Permit:
The applicant (licensed contractor) shall prepare the applicable forms and exhibits for submittal and attach all required items. Please note that an incomplete application will not be accepted or processed. The contractor is the Permittee and is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of all information submitted and all work done that affects the right-of-way.
Once a completed application has been filed, appropriate fees have been paid, and the permit is approved by Engineering and Traffic for completeness and technical accuracy, and appropriate insurance documentation has been provided then the permit can be issued. All comments/corrections if any will be forwarded to the applicant. Once the Construction Certificate Permit / Beach Access Permit and Traffic Control Plan are approved the contractor/applicant will be notified.
Contractor/applicant shall call the inspection recorder line at (760) 435-5081 to arrange a pre-construction meeting prior to commencing any work. A minimum of two (2) working days' notice is required for any meeting request. The Construction Certificate Permit / Beach Access Permit will be issued at this meeting.
All application forms and samples are available at the Engineering Division front counter or on this website.
For information please contact the front desk staff at email@example.com.
Contractor must provide a valid City Business License. If none, make an application with the Licensing Department and include a copy of the receipt with the Right-of-Way Permit application.
The contractor must have the following licenses to perform work in the ROW.
Note: It is not the intent of this document to limit a licensed contractor’s right to do work within the specially permitted by California Contractor’s License Board.
Contractor shall provide a certificate of insurance for personal injury and property damage liability in the amount of at least $1,000,000 (one million) per incident. Certificates providing less than one month’s liability insurance coverage will not be accepted. Certificate must specifically name the City of Oceanside as “Additional Insured”, as well as “Certificate Holder.” Naming the City as additional insured requires an endorsement to the policy and is an additional sheet.
All required insurance must be underwritten by an insurance company listed in the latest edition of (domestic, not international) Best Rating Guide with a rating of “A”/“A-” or better and a financial size of $10 million (currently Class V) or better.
PART F: CONDITIONS FOR PERFORMING WORK IN THE RIGHT_OF_WAY
|Engineers Manual||San Diego Regional Standard|
|M-2||Temporary Trench Resurfacing||G-1||Curb & Gutter - Separate|
|M-3A||Trench Backfill & Resurfacing||G-2||Curb & Gutter - Combined|
|M-3B||Trench Resurfacing W/Fabric||G-6||Curb & Gutter - Median|
|M-8A||Special Cross Gutter||G-10||Concrete Joint Locations|
|M-9||Ribbon Gutter||G-12||Cross Gutter - Regular|
|M-10||Expanded Driveway Return||G-14-16||Concrete Driveway|
|M-11||Handicap Ramps||G-17||Alley Apron|
|M-14||Utility Trench Detail||G-18-21||Concrete Pavement|