2 - General Conditions and Requirements – Excavation “U” Permits

Revised on 06-17-2020

GENERAL CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS


graphic of a checklist 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 responsible for fulfilling conditions per LAMC 62.02 and paying fees per LAMC 62.05(a)(1)

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.

 

SAFETY


Lights and Barricades

 

Safety Cone IconSafety requirement for Excavation U Permits shall follow the Safety Guidelines for Development Services permits.

 

PEAK HOUR RESTRICTIONS


Peak hour restrictions and exemptions for Excavation U Permits shall follow the Peak Hour Restrictions/Exemptions Guidelines for Development Services permits.