GENERAL CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS
The U-Permit is issued to entities with the authority to occupy the public right-of-way under a City or State Franchise Agreement, a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the State Public Utilities Commission, or some other legal authority. In general, U-Permits are issued to utility and telecommunication companies only.
PERMITTEE OBLIGATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (62.02)
Applicants are encouraged to apply for a Excavation “U” permit on-line at https://engpermits.lacity.org/excavation/index.cfm.
Applicants are also encouraged to voluntarily order vaults early, prior to issuance of the Excavation U-Permit through the "Early Manufacture Approval for Electrical Vaults" process on this site.
Lights and Barricades
PEAK HOUR RESTRICTIONS
Peak hour restrictions and exemptions for Excavation U Permits shall follow the Peak Hour Restrictions/Exemptions Guidelines for Development Services permits.