Public Works Permits

Dumpster Permits
A Dumpster Permit is required before placing any large trash bin within the street or public right-of-way. Placing a dumpster in a residential drive or on private property does not require a permit. A Dumpster Permit can be downloaded here or obtained from the Community Services Department located in Central Park. For more information and permit fees, please call the Public Works Department at (714) 690-3310.

Encroachment / Excavation Permits
An Encroachment/Excavation Permit is required when any person/contractor wishes to perform any type of work in the public right of way within the City of La Palma. Proof of liability insurance must be submitted at the time of permit application. A permit is required before any work begins and can be downloaded here or obtained from the Community Services Department located in Central Park. Fees vary based on the scope of the project. For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 690-3310.

Oversize Load Permits
An Oversize Load Permit is required for any vehicle whose loaded height, weight, or length is larger than what is normally allowed on City streets. The City must approve the proposed route of travel and the mover must show proof of liability insurance. The original permit shall be carried in the vehicle to which it refers at all times while the vehicle is being moved within the city limits. For more information and permit fees, please contact the Public Works Department at (714) 690-3310.