Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects (ECIP)

The Engineering Division is accepting permit applications electronically using the eTRAKiT permit portal for Encroachment & Transportation permits.

Applicants unable to submit electronically may submit their permit applications in person by appointment. Scheduled appointments must adhere to Social Distancing protocols. To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 307-8091 or email your request and contact phone number to  and Engineering Staff will contact you directly to schedule the appointment to apply in person. Customers arriving without an appointment will be seen as openings in the appointment schedule allows.

Permit inspections can be scheduled using a touch-tone telephone. Customers should dial the Inspection number (800) 231-6881 and follow a series of prompts by touch tone to schedule or cancel an inspection or to retrieve inspection results. Please view or print instructions to schedule or cancel an inspection. Permit Inspections can also be scheduled using the eTRAKiT inspection portal.

Questions about any of the above can be submitted to or by calling (510) 307-8091.

The Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects Division is responsible for:
  • The City Capital Improvement Program
  • Studying, planning, and designing City infrastructure
  • Preparing plans, specifications, bids, contracts, and providing inspection services for all City projects
  • Maintenance of Public Works programs, including pavement management, traffic congestion management, traffic signals, public utility coordination, and hazard elimination
  • Issuing permits for various types of work in the public rights of way

Contact Information

450 Civic Center Plaza - 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA  94804

General Information


Permit Center Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:30 pm