Temporary Street Use Permit

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Issuance of a Temporary Street Closure Permit allows for the private temporary use of public streets or sidewalks per Municipal Code 12.62.

If your construction project requires a crane to be placed on a City street a $1,000 refundable deposit is required with your permit fee and application. This deposit is held to ensure the protection of public property from damage.  An inspection request should be made after the work is completed for a Public Works Inspector to check the location.  The deposit refund will be processed if no damage occurred.

Any dumpster placed on public property requires the issuance of a Temporary Street Use Permit.  Commercial solid waste haulers must be franchised by the City per Municipal Code 12.63.030. A list of approved, franchised waste haulers can be found HERE.  It is important to note that dumpsters cannot be placed in alleys, red zones, or within 15 feet from any street corner.

Material Storage
Construction materials may be stored on City property for a limited time.  A permit is required for storage overnight or multiple days.  All materials must be removed from public property as soon as possible.  Some conditions for storing materials include the placement of reflective delineators for night-time visibility and Visqueen or heavy plastic underneath loose dirt or gravel with sandbags to prevent materials from entering the storm drain system.  Additional conditions may apply to your situation. 

Moving Trucks and PODS
Reserving street parking for your moving truck or the placement of PODS requires the posting of No Parking Signs as noted below.  The time allowed for moving trucks and PODS is limited and is determined by the location.  Moving trucks or PODS in parking sensitive areas will only be permitted for a short amount of time.

Please note, some tight residential areas (Balboa Island) will not be able to accomodate larger moving vans.

Reserved Parking 
Reserving a limited number of metered parking spaces adjacent to the American Legion Hall and several of the City's churches is available.

Parking reservation for private house parties is NOT permitted.

No Parking Signs
If a condition of your permit is posting temporary "No Parking" signs, our staff will prepare them with the permitted date and time of your use.  Enforcement of the signs will require the applicant posting and notifying the Police Department Dispatch at least 72-hours in advance.  Otherwise, towing will not be enforced. 

Restrictions on Public Property
The City understands some areas are impacted with construction activity, but does not allow the following items to be stored or placed on public property, streets, or alleys:

  • Construction office trailer
  • Porta Potty
  • Storage container
  • Trailer unhitched from its vehicle

Common Fees

Temporary Street Use Permit

 $65.00 with Engineer review

 $27.00 without Engineer review

Temporary No Parking Sign  $.80 each
Crane Refundable Deposit  $1,000.00 per location
Parking Meter Fees          Vary

*Please note, fees are subject to change.  For more information please contact the Public Works Department at 949-644-3311.

All other fees will be determined based upon the scope of work.

Applications and Resources

  • Application - Temporary Street and Sidewalk Use Permit
  • Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH)- all traffic control within the City is per W.A.T.C.H.

General inquiries pwinfo@newportbeachca.gov.  


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