Public Works Permits

The Single Resource for County Permits and Applications

The County of San Bernardino’s EZOP website simplifies your search for project information by centralizing handouts and descriptions of development and construction-related permits and activities.

Are you building a high rise? Renovating a house? Installing a new water heater? Rewiring a blighted property as part of rehab? Or maybe you are seeking approval to operate a business that’s not usually allowed in your location? Whether you are looking to build a house or repair one, this is your one place to start.

Here you will find information on various activities regulated by the County in a citizen-focused format. Each application along with required materials are described fully so that you can be prepared to apply.

Click here for a Quick Reference Guide that helps you find the appropriate application for your project.

Permit Module Apply Online Description
Moving Permit (Single Trip) Public Works Yes A Single Trip moving permit allows a Transporter to make a single trip, from a single origin to a single destination, in one direction along the County Maintained Road System.  A Single Trip moving permit is issued for mountain and restricted roads, direct crossings, and variance loads. Find out more.
Moving Permit (Annual) Public Works Yes An Annual Moving Permit allows a Transporter to make multiple trips, for one year duration, on any road(s) in the County Maintained Road System (CMRS). Annual permits are NOT valid for travel where the: CMRS road is in the mountain region CMRS road is weight restricted Load and/or vehicle exceeds 16 feet in height or 12… Find out more.
Neighborhood Watch Sign Public Works No Generally, the County does not allow signs within County Maintained Road System (CMRS) road right-of-way. It is only allowed when in the best interest of the public which includes neighborhood watch signs. County staff will be able to advise and answer crucial questions to help permit applicants navigate the permit process. This will help to… Find out more.
Tree Permit Public Works No Generally, the County tries to protect and preserve all trees except where trees are dead, hazardous, pose a threat to persons and property or where in direct conflict with required and necessary construction operations or access. Wherever reasonably possible, trees to be removed shall be transplanted or offered for transplant.   County staff will be… Find out more.
Adopt-a-Road Public Works No The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works Adopt-A-Road Program provides an avenue for individuals or volunteer groups to keep their neighborhoods litter-free one road at a time. This program is consistent with the County Vision, which says, in part: We will work together to connect and beautify communities through shared open spaces, public… Find out more.
Transportation Permit Amendment Public Works No A County permit is required when any proposed work or access in County CMRS rights-of-way. A Transportation Permit is required to ensure that a proposed use does not interfere with the County’s operation and maintenance responsibilities and is in alignment with California Streets and Highways Code. Check for a map of CMRS roads at: http://arcg.is/1Te4DEW Find out more.
Transportation Ad Hoc Fees (Traffic Impacts Mitigation) Public Works Yes The County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of local fee plans and a regional plan to generate funds for road improvements within adopted fee plan areas to mitigate impacts from development. Funds generated by the Local Area Plans are used to construct and improve transportation facilities within the Plan area boundaries. These may include… Find out more.
Traffic Study Public Works Yes When a new development is proposed within the unincorporated areas of the County, the Traffic Division of the Department of Public Works provides a review of the traffic related portions in cooperation with the Department of Land Use Services. For projects which generate a sufficient amount of traffic, more than 100 trips during the peak… Find out more.
Sand and Gravel Public Works No The San Bernardino Flood Control District’s Sand and Gravel Permit is required to remove excess material from the Districts facilities. Surplus material typically consists of sand, gravel, boulders/ cobbles, dirt, vegetation, and other miscellaneous debris. A permit is issued after a Solicitation for Proposals is released and awarded and is based on many factors including… Find out more.
Road Construction Permit Amendment Public Works No Transportation Construction Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way for the laying, constructing, or repairing of appurtenant road improvements. Transportation Construction Permits apply to all construction or repair of road, drainage, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drain, street lights, signing & striping, traffic signals or any other work that is a part… Find out more.
Road Construction Permit Public Works Yes Transportation Construction Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way for the laying, constructing, or repairing of appurtenant road improvements. Transportation Construction Permits apply to all construction or repair of road, drainage, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drain, street lights, signing & striping, traffic signals or any other work that is a part… Find out more.
Road Closure Public Works No The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Works Road Closure Permit is required when closing County Maintained Road System roads down for any length of time. Only when it is in the best interest of the Public to close the road is it allowed. A traffic control plan is required. Other possible requirements related… Find out more.
Moving Permit Public Works Yes A Moving Permit is required to move a load and/or operate a vehicle traveling on the County Maintained Road System (CMRS) that exceeds the applicable length, width, height, or weight specified in the California Vehicle Code. Moving Permits are required by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and are dictated by California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS).… Find out more.
Encroachment Permit Public Works Yes Transportation Encroachment Permits allow you to encroach onto County Maintained Road System right-of-way to perform work or construct certain improvements. Examples include: construction of driveway approaches, installation or replacement of power poles, sidewalk repairs or replacements, construction of parking decks in mountain areas or traffic control to access existing underground utility facilities. A Transportation Encroachment… Find out more.
Construction Waste Management Plan – Part 1 Public Works Yes The Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division reviews and approves all new construction projects required to submit a Construction and Demolition Solid Waste Management Plan (waste management plan). Effective January 1, 2017, the California Green Building Standards Code requires all newly constructed buildings, including low-rise residential and most non-residential commercial projects, to develop… Find out more.