Block Party Permits
Block party permits are required for gatherings organized by residents living on a particular street or area where the event is located and is:
- Intended to be a neighborhood gathering
- Expected to have an attendance of 100 people or less
- Not advertised to the general permit
Learn how to use the City's online system to schedule inspections, and to view or apply for permits for a particular property.
Encroachment permits are required:
- For any structure, object or improvement of any kind or character whatsoever, placed, erected or constructed, either in, under or over any public right of way.
- If the work consists of replacing or building a new driveway approach it will require an encroachment permit. Typically the property line is 5 feet from the back of the city curb, so any construction outside the property line will require an encroachment permit.
- If an HOA would like to place private security cameras in a public right of way
Noise Exception Permits
Noise exception permits may be obtained for certain special activities and events depending on the level of noise anticipated and in accordance with the City’s current Noise Ordinance, Chapter 7, Article 7-30.090. Noise Exception Permits cost $50 per event and are issued by the Community Development Department. Please submit your application at least 30 days before the event date.
For more information, please contact Code Compliance Officer Tony Gonzalez.
Special Event Permits
Special event permits (PDF) are required for block parties, parades, footraces, and festivals that close any sidewalk or street to regular traffic, as well as events that occur in parking districts that are owned and operated by the City.
For more information, visit the Events Permits Page or contact Tony Gonzalez, Code Compliance Officer.
Tree Removal Permits
Tree removal permits are required:
- Before a protected tree can be removed - including dead and fallen trees. More than one tree can be included on a permit application.
- If pruning more than 25% of a protected tree’s canopy or when the pruning does not follow the International Society of Arboriculture pruning guidelines.
For the application or more information, visit the City’s Tree page.
Verifying a Permit
You can check to see if a tree removal permit has been obtained for a particular property. To report a tree being illegally removed, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 408.299.3233.
Conditional Use Permits
A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is a zoning exception which allows the property owner use of his land in a way not otherwise permitted within the particular zoning district. Conditional Use Permits are approved by the Planning Commission and may be appealed to the City Council.
For more information, contact the Planning Division.