Right of Way & Special Districts
The Right of Way and Special Districts Section manages various aspects related to public right of way, as well as the formation of underground utility districts.

The rights-of-way issues managed by the Right of Way and Utility Districts Section include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of right-of-way deed documents
  • Review of right-of-way¬†documents prepared by others for technical correctness
  • Recordation of deed documents
  • Vacation of public services easement and public street right-of-ways
  • Processing Encroachment Permits and Covenants (Please note for a Street Work Permit click here)
  • Right of way and property determination for Capital Improvement projects
  • Answering Inquiries regarding existing right-of-ways
The Right of Way and Utility Districts Section is also charged with the management of the CPUC Rule 20A underground program.


Contacts: Alan James
Supervising Engineering Technician
559-621-8693
alan.james@fresno.gov
Downloads: Deed Review Submittal Checklist (pdf)
Vacation Feasibility Study Application (pdf)
Encroachment Feasibility Application (pdf)
Helpful Links: Developer Doorway
On-Line Plan Check Log (opens in a new window)