Public Works Development Services & Permitting

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Public Works Development Services is committed to providing a high level of customer oriented service to all City customers. A description of services provided and commonly used forms are available below. City contact numbers are listed to provide assistance.

Discretionary Review, Plan Review & Permitting

Serving the development community through review of Planning applications and engineered improvement plans in conformance with City standards, conditions of approval and good engineering practice. For additional information or questions, please contact Tameem Samimi at 916.851.8905.

Submittal requirements and commonly used forms:

Final Maps for Subdivisions, Parcel Maps and Certificate of Compliance

Review and approval of final subdivision maps, parcel maps, and certificates of compliance for technical accuracy and conformance with State Law and City Conditions of Approval. For additional information or questions, please contact Marilyn Phelps at 916.851.8719.

Submittal requirements and commonly used forms: 

For information on Assignment of Street Addresses. Please contact Marilyn Phelps at (916) 851-8719.

Encroachment Permits

Permission to excavate, construct and/or otherwise encroach on City right-of-way for minor work; including trenching in street, sidewalk repair and new driveways. For additional information or questions, please contact Dzan Vong at 916.851.8937.

Submittal requirements and commonly used forms: 

Transportation Permits

Permits for oversized/overweight loads on city streets. In an effort to improve the Transportation Permit process, the City of Rancho Cordova has adopted a new transportation permit application. The new application can now be completed and submitted electronically. Applications can be faxed to 916.851.8859 or emailed to All Transportation Permits will be faxed back to the applicants.

All attachments necessary for a transportation permit can be downloaded using the links below: 

If you have any questions, please contact Dzan Vong at 916.851.8937.

Street Use and Block Party Permit

Street Use Permits are required for all applications where a group or party wishes to use any part of the road for non-construction purposes for any period of time. For construction use, or where inspection is required, refer to an Encroachment Permit. Street Use Permits are reviewed by the Police Department as well as City staff.

Applications are available for downloading using the links below as well as in the 1st floor lobby of City Hall. Applicant must complete the application and include a map of the event showing your traffic control plan. If the event will block access to a residence or business, a road closure petition signed by each affected property owners is required. Submit complete application, map and petition, if necessary, to the City’s Public Works Department.

The fee for a street use permit is $20.

Often the permit process can be performed over the counter. However, sometimes a permit requires further review and the Applicant will be notified when the permit is ready.

An original copy of the permit must be present at the event. Strict adherence must be made to the general provisions of the permit including signage and barricades.

If you have any questions, please contact Dzan Vong at 916.851.8937. 

Submittal requirements and commonly used forms: 

Tree Removal Permit

Permission to remove protected trees on private or public property within the City of Rancho Cordova. Examples of protected trees include street trees, native oaks and prominent or stately trees. For additional information or questions, please contact Dzan Vong at 916.851.8937.

Abandonment of Public Right-of-Way or Easements

Process to abandon a City street or easement pursuant to California Street and Highways Code Section 8300-8363, please contact Marilyn Phelps at 916.851.8719. 

Submittal requirements and commonly used forms: 

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