• To encroach means to enter and/or use any public right-of-way in such a manner as to prevent, obstruct or interfere, temporarily or permanently, with the normal use of that public right-of-way.
  • All encroachments within City/public right-of-way shall be conducted in compliance with Chapter 18 of the Temecula Municipal Code, the City’s Engineering and Construction Manual and all applicable ordinances, standard notes, policies and procedures.
  • Utility agencies that have Franchise Agreements with the City must also adhere to the provisions of said agreements.


For more about permits, visit our Encroachments Permits page.

Traffic Control Plans

All Traffic Control Plans (TCP) associated with an encroachment permit shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer prior to permit issuance. Utility companies submitting TCP should also refer to the City’s Improvement Standard Drawings for Public Works Construction (October 2011 Edition) for acceptable “Worksite TCP standards.”


The City Engineer shall inspect all work associated with encroachment and haul route permits to ensure compliance with City and engineering standards and to mitigate negative impacts to public safety, traffic congestion, the condition of public streets, etc.