Encroachment permits (PDF) are required any time a person wishes to encroach upon a city right-of-way (sidewalk or street). For example, an encroachment permit would be required for events including, but not limited to:
Sidewalk, curb and gutter installation or repair;
Closing parking spaces for specific uses;
Trenching in a city street;
Power-washing and/or painting a building where you need to put up ladders or scaffolding on the sidewalk;
Window washing where you need to put up scaffolding on the sidewalk;
Special events such as parades, car shows, farmers' market, etc. which require closing of a city street.