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Main Engineering Office
1685 Main Street, Mail Stop 15
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Permit Center
1685 Main Street, City Hall East 1st Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Street Services
2500 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Offsite Improvement Permit

An Offsite Improvement Permit is required if you are replacing, installing, or altering a:

  • Driveway
  • Curb, including curb drain
  • Gutter
  • Sidewalk
  • Street
  • Alley

Offsite improvements are may be required in connection with other development or construction activities occurring on the adjacent parcel. For example, a Public Works Inspector may require offsite improvements as a condition of finaling a Building Permit.

Contractor License Requirements

Contractors must possess a valid license issued by the Contractor State License Board (CSLB). Contractors shall possess one of the license classifications below based on the work being performed:

Type of Work CSLB Classication
Sidewalks A, B, C8
Driveways (approach) A, C8
Curb and Gutter A, C8
Street/Alley A, C8, C12

Updated November 20, 2019

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