Consistent with the Park District’s Good Neighbor Guidelines:
Contractors or neighbors who want access to cross District land to get to private property for a short period of time (one day to one week) may apply for an Access Permit through the Maintenance Division. [Good Neighbor Guidelines, EBRPD Board Resolution 1993-4-82]

Requests to perform work on Park District land, or to access Park District land for more than one week will need to apply for an Encroachment Permit.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the orders issued by Alameda County and Contra Costa County Health Departments, the offices of the East Bay Regional Park District are closed to the public until further notice.

We continue to process certain Good Neighbor Access Permit applications and permits, as consistent with the direction provided in the county orders. We are striving to continue to operate our services to the extent possible by working remotely, however, please be advised your inquiry may be delayed due to reduced staffing.

The review period is two weeks. The review period begins when a complete application is submitted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Turnaround time is typically 2-3 weeks for a Good Neighbor Access Permit dependent upon availability, impact to the park, and volume of requests.

To apply for a Good Neighbor Access Permit:

  1. Complete the online application [PDF]
  2. Email the completed application and required documents to: encroachmentpermits@ebparks.org

Good Neighbor Access Permit fees may be paid using our secure e-payment portal.
Be sure to include your provided Good Neighbor Access Permit number so we can track your payment.
» Secure E-Payment Portal