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The Public Works Department is responsible for the issuance of various permits. 

No work shall be done on public property without first obtaining a permit.  Permits can be issued at the Public Works counter Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.




All contractors must have the following information to obtain a permit:

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (the City of South Pasadena must be named as an additonal insured)  For more information, click here
  • Certificate of Workers Compensation Insurance


Permit Applications 

Engineering Permits


Oversize/Overload Permit                           

Excavation for Sewer Repair Installation

Excavation in Public Right of Way               

Encroachment - SouthWest Hills

Encroachment Permit (Street Use/Dumpster)

Street Paving

Street Vacation

Sidewalk Dining

Mobile Food Vending

Sidewalk Vending

Signs/Goods on Sidewalk

Address Change

Water Related Permits

Water Meter Increase/Reduction Application

Fire Flow Application

For Tree related permits, click here








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