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.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
On November 17, 2020 the EBRPD Board of Directors approved the 2021 Consolidated Fee Schedule. The 2021 fee schedule will apply to all applications received on or after January 1, 2021. New Fee Schedule [PDF] 

Notable changes for 2021:

  1. Encroachment Permits are now called Temporary Park Access (TPA) Permits.
  2. All TPA permits, amendments and extensions will require a $100 application fee due at the time of submission.
  3. TPA Permits may be subject to review, inspection, coordination and/or temporary park use fees.
  4. TPA Permits may require a deposit prior to issuance.
  5. Electronic payment will be required for all TPA Permit fees and deposits.

Processing Time
Due to an increase in inquiries and permit applications, processing time for Temporary Park Access permit requests is 30 days. More complicated requests may take up to 60 days to process. Please plan accordingly.

Review Period
The review period for permit applications is two weeks. The review period begins when a complete application is submitted.

Instructions for Applying for a Temporary Park Access Permit
The following items MUST BE INCLUDED with your application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed:

  1. Fully completed application form, with full description of project: Temporary Park Access Permit Application [PDF]
  2. All required insurance documents (See application for minimum insurance requirements)
  3. Maps and/or KMZ files showing the location of the project and the access route you are requesting to use. Do not send latitude and longitude coordinates without a map and KMZ file.
  4. Confirmation of paid $100 application fee: » Secure E-Payment Portal
  5. For Temporary Park Access Permits that involve ground disturbance, tree and/or brush removal also include:
    1. Nesting Bird Survey (February 1 to August 31)
    2. Biological Constraints Report
    3. Cultural Constraints Report
  6. Send all of the above in one email to: accesspermit@ebparks.org 

Instructions for Requesting an Amendment or Extension to a Temporary Park Access Permit
The following items MUST BE INCLUDED with your request. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed:

  1. Fully completed application form, with full description of and changes in scope or dates. Request for Amendment or Extension of TPA Permit [PDF]
  2. Updated insurance documents (See application for minimum insurance requirements)
  3. Maps and/or KMZ files showing the new location of the project and any new access routes you are requesting to use. Do not send latitude and longitude coordinates without a map and KMZ file.
  4. Confirmation of paid $100 application fee: » Secure E-Payment Portal
  5. For Temporary Park Access Permits that involve ground disturbance, tree and/or brush removal also include:
    1. Nesting Bird Survey (February 1 to August 31)
    2. Biological Constraints Report
    3. Cultural Constraints Report
  6. Send all of the above in one email to: accesspermit@ebparks.org 
    Reference your TPA permit number in the subject line.

Fee Payment
All fees and deposits may be paid using our secure e-payment portal.
Be sure to include your provided Temporary Park Access Permit (if known) number so we can track your payment.
» Secure E-Payment Portal