Encroachment permits are now submitted via COR Connect webpage: https://etrakit.ci.richmond.ca.us
Click on "Apply for New Application"
Any work performed within the public right-of-way requires an Encroachment Permit. The public right-of-way is generally defined as areas of the roadway and the sidewalk between the property lines measured from one side of the street to the property lines on the other side of the street. Please refer to the Encroachment Permit Application Guidelines for more information about what type of work might require an encroachment permit.
A $501 fee will be collected at the time of submission of your Encroachment Permit Application Form. This fee includes up to 2 hours of field inspection. In addition, the applicant will be required to submit an additional $500 or 25% of the job valuation (whichever is greater) as a bond if the work involves removal and replacement of the existing pavement. The City will refund the bond after the City Inspector certifies that the work is completed in accordance with the conditions of the permit, which are on the second page of the application.