Virtual PW Counter

Welcome to the Public Works virtual front counter! Below are the various services that this department oversees. Each link will provide you with detailed information, forms and fees that will be required to submit.

**Site Under Construction, please bear with us through this process. For immediate assistance, contact us at 323-357-9657 or


Plan Checks

Traffic Services

Water Services

PW Virtual Counter

Contact Us

8650 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
Attn: Engineering Dept.



Monday - Thursday 
7 am - 6 pm



Visit City Fees page for more information.

Encroachment & Excavation Permits
The Items below need to be submitted along with Encroachment Permit Application (PDF):
  • Additional Insured Endorsement
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Completed Permit Application
  • Copy of Business License from City of South Gate
  • Hold Harmless and Indemnification Form (PDF)
  • Project Plans / Drawings.
  • Project Schedule or Number of Workdays
  • Traffic Control Plan (if Applicable), or MUTCD
Water Service Estimate Application
Used when a customer is requesting new (or additional) water meter or private property.

Initial Estimate
Initial estimate fee is $384. Initial estimate fee provides the customer with a cost estimate of work required by Public Works Water Division to install a new water meter. Customer must pay estimated cost prior to new water meter service installation.

Note: Water estimate evaluation is an estimated dollar amount, exact cost may vary depending on actual construction and installation of water meter. Download the Water Service Estimate Application (PDF).

Additional Forms