Engineering Division

Services Provided

The Engineering Division is responsible for ensuring that public and private street and sidewalk facilities, storm drainage, water supply, sewage collection, public facilities, and landscaped areas are designed and constructed in a manner consistent with City and other applicable codes and standards. Emphasis is placed upon the protection and preservation of natural resources and our coastal marine environment.

Encroachment Permits

  • Encroachment Permits: Work done within the City's right-of-way requires an Encroachment Permit. Download and complete application, Encroachment Permit Application. For a list of encroachment permit requirements view the Working within the City right-of-way document. Submit all additional required documents. Coordinate applications, documents and Plans with the Derek Hanson, Engineering Division via email at or phone (805) 772-6285
  • Submittal will be processed, and applicant will be notified of permit fees due. Please make sure to allow 2-3 business days (after submitting all required documents) to process and issue encroachment permits.
    • Permit fee paid via credit card by phone or mail, or open counter hours.
    • Once application is deemed complete, staff will notify the applicant the timeline for permit issuance. 
    • Approved plans/permit will be emailed as PDF with hard copy to be mailed (no change in process)
    • Permitee to return signed permit.
  • Special Encroachment Permits: Structures within the City's right-of-way requires a Special Encroachment Permit. To submit a request for this permit, please follow the Special Encroachment Permit Instructions.
  • Blanket Encroachment Permit Applications (Outdoor Dining/Sales)The Blanket Encroachment Permit application is used to allow temporary uses of public outdoor dining or sales on public property to assist local businesses to meet social distancing requirements. 

Final Maps

Final & Parcel Map Checklist: Download and complete the checklist, Final & Parcel Map Checklist. Submit with required documents and plans. Requirements and preparation of Final & Parcel Map, can be found at the City of Morro Bay Municipal Code Title 16-Subdivisions: