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You will need a permit under the following circumstances:
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If your driveway is going to be constructed on a non-county maintained road.
A permit is not required to replace a modular/mobile home, dwelling, or other structure which has been destroyed by fire unless the floor area of the replacement modular/mobile home, or dwelling structure exceeds the original by more than 500 square feet.
Applications and instructions may be obtained from the Public Works Department, located at:Lake County Superior Courthouse255 North Forbes StreetRoom 309 (Third Floor)Lakeport, CA 95453
The process is as follows:
The encroachment permit fee is currently $350, which covers the preliminary inspection and two additional required inspections.
Reinspections or additional inspections are charged at one-third of the Permit Fee. The additional fee must be paid prior to requesting reinspection.
Per resolutions 2005-186 and 2005-187, No work within the County right-of-way can be done until an Encroachment Permit has been issued. A penalty fee of 100% of the amount of the permit fee will be enforced for violators.
The owner or builder must provide the Department of Public Works with a minimum of a 48-hour notice to schedule an inspection. Contact the Public Works Department at 707-263-2341 or at 707-994-4824. Inspections are scheduled for either a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday depending on when the request is received.
An inspection is required immediately prior to the asphalt paving or concrete pouring.
A final inspection will be required after the driveway has been completed.
If the inspector determines that the first 20 feet of the driveway complies with the County Standards, Public Works will sign off on the Building Department Inspection Record Card. Sign off by the Department is one of the conditions necessary to allow occupancy.