City of Stockton Engineering & Transportation is responsible for planning, designing, funding, building, operating and maintaining all roads, bridges and transportation facilities within the city.
The City of Stockton is an area of approximately 65.4 square miles. Our road system exceeds 670 miles and serves more than 301,000 residents. Our focus is to improve safety, maintain our existing roads and bridges, and enhance our roadway capacity to keep up with our population growth.
Any work performed in the public right-of-way requires an encroachment permit. Encroachment entails going over, upon, under, or using any public right-of-way or natural watercourse in any manner other than its intended use. Examples include:
Transportation permits (annual and daily) are required when transporting large vehicles through the City. Examples requiring a transportation permit include:
If the hauler is making two or more trips with the same vehicle to the same location, the moves can be combined on a single permit. The permit fee must reflect multiple trips. For example, two trips will double the permit fee. Annual permits are also available.
Many applications and brochures are available in PDF format. Links to these documents are provided below:
In lieu of applying for Engineering permits online, Engineering Permit Applications and appropriate supporting documents can be sent via email to CDDEngineering@stocktonca.gov or submitted over the counter at the Permit Center. If using the email, it is best to enter the Permit Type or Topic of Interest in the subject line.
For more on current rates, please visit the Community Development section in City's Fee Schedule.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/6/2023