The Public Works Department is responsible for the issuance of various permits.

No work shall be done on public property without first obtaining a permit. Fees vary depending on the type of encroachment and the amount of staff hours needed to review and inspect it. 

Important Notice

The City Hall is open to the public starting and appointments can be made via the QR Code located at the main lobby. Please add yourself to the waitlist. A mask is required for entry into City Hall.

All contractors must have the following information to obtain a permit:

  • Proof of valid Certificate of Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance (the City of El Monte must be named as an additional insured)
  • Proof of valid City of El Monte Business License
  • Proof of valid Contractor License

Grading & Encroachment Permit Terms and Conditions

Changes to Permit Form

Encroachment/Grading Permit Application - Updated Sept. 2021

Encroachment/Grading Permit Extension Application

Owner Builder Form

Fee Schedule - FY21-22 Eff January 1, 2022