Public Works Construction Permit

An excavation permit is needed for sewer laterals and other utilities. Applicants may download the construction permit application (PDF) form and either email or mail to Public Works Engineering Division.


Permit Fee

There is a $136.00 permit fee plus a $183.00 per hour inspection fee (minimum 2 days).

Penalty Fee

The penalty fee is $272.00 for worked performed without a permit.

Bond Posting

  • Projects under 100 square feet: $500 cash (refundable) or $1,000 bond
  • Projects over 100 square feet: $5 per square foot (refundable) cash or surety bond (minimum bond requirement of $1,000)
  • Multiple excavations: $10,000 cash or bond

Bonds are to remain in effect for one year for mechanical compaction and thirty days for slurry back fill.


Minimum of $2,000,000 Liability and $500,000 Property together with Worker's Compensation. The City of Monterey Park, Its Officers, Elected and Appointed Officials, Employees and Volunteers must be named as Additional Insured's.

Other Information

Contractor must possess a State Contractor's License and City Business License. Contractor must show proof of Underground Service Alert (USA) notification by providing a copy of the service slip or the authorization number.  Please allow two weeks for permit processing. For questions or comments, please contact us at 626-307-1320.

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