Encroachment Permits

When an Encroachment Permit is Necessary

An Encroachment Permit from the Engineering Department is required for any work taking place within the City of Santee’s right-of-way. This includes:

  • Replacement, repair, or installation of a new driveway
  • Curb under-drains and drain lines within the curb (curb core)
  • Street closures
  • Work within the street
  • Utilities
  • Temporary Waste Management Dumpster at curb

The contractor working in the public right-of-way shall be an A license contractor and meet the City of Santee insurance requirements.


The City of Santee Encroachment Ordinance regulates work that takes place within City right-of-way, provides information on when a permit is required and specifies what is required to obtain an encroachment permit.

Standard drawings are available in the City Amended Driveway Standards and for Sidewalk/Curb Drains.

How to Submit a Permit

Encroachment Permits shall be submitted digitally on Santee's Permitting & Licensing Portal. Upon receipt of the application, staff will follow up with the amounts of the required fees/deposits and available payment methods.

Processing Time

Please allow 10 to 15 working days for processing Encroachment Permits.

Fees and Payments

The fee for the Encroachment Permit can be calculated using the current Fee Schedule. We accept payment of permits by cash, check or credit card.

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Phone: 619-258-4100 ext. 167
Hours: M–Th 8:00am-5:00pm, F 8:00am-1:00pm

Santee City Hall, Engineering Department
10601 Magnolia Avenue, Building 4
Santee, CA 92071

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10601 Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071

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