Excavation E Bond Release Processing Guidelines

Revised on 12-06-2019

Bond Release

Lateral support bond, soilboring/potholing/monitoring well/ street light relocation E-permit bonds can be released upon E-permit cancellation or E-permit close out.

Type of E-permit

Bond release requirements

Monitoring Wells After BCA final inspection of A-permit for abandon wells and E-permit for original well installations
Soil Boring/Potholing/street light relocation/ Private Conduits After BCA final inspection
Lateral Support 2 years after BCA final inspection of E-permit


  1. Owner to provide E-permit staff the written request for bond release.
  2. Verify E-permit and the associated A-permit (if any) are BCA final, and the period of bond withhold time is reached per above table.
  3. Verify no deficiencies in all work orders (if any work order opened)
  4. Prepare bond release request letter for E-permit manager to review and approve
  5. Email bond release request letter to eng.bondcontrol@lacity.org
  6. Inform owner and permittee that the bond release letter was submitted to bond control group.

Sample of Cash Bond Release Letter











Sample of Surety Bond Release Letter












Work Order Close Out

E-permit Work Orders can be closed out upon final inspection of E-permit or E-permit Cancellation.

  1. E-permit staff to verify there are no deficiencies in all work orders and project is final inspection by BCA prior to work order closeout.
  2. Prepare work order closeout request form to Work Order Unit (See attached sample. Use separate forms for regular work order and expedited work order)
  3. Email forms to eng.WorkOrders@lacity.org and grey mail wet signed copy to Work Order Unit, Mail Stop#490

Sample Department of Public Works BOE Project Closeout Form