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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 - Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 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 additional insured)  For more information, click here
  • Certificate of Workers Compensation Insurance

Permit Applications

Engineering Permits   Water Permits
Concrete (Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter) Water Meter Increase/Decrease
Oversize/Overload  Fire Flow Test
Encroachment - South West Hills  Miscellaneous Permit Applications
Encroachment (Street Use/Dumpster) Sidewalk Dining
Street and Alley Paving Mobile Food Vending 
Street/ROW Vacation/Abandonment Signs/Goods on Sidewalk
Excavation in Public Right of Way  Address Change
Sewer Permits Sidewalk Vending
Excavation for Sewer Repair/Installation News rack
Private Property Tree Permit Applications 
Private Property Tree Removal Private Property Tree Trimming 
City Right of Way Tree Removal City Right of Way Tree Trimming 
Private Property Tree Removal (Development)  


For Tree Regulations, click here








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