Land Development





Public Works Counter

The Public Works counter is open for in-person services Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

General            Inquiries

Visit the Public Works in-person, e-mail or call 650-903-6311.  

Excavation Permit Applications

We are accepting electronic or in person permit applications for work within the public right-of-way.  Please e-mail the request and/or excavation permit application to, and staff will contact you with further submission instructions.

Application Fees

Please see Finance Department Website for up to date information

Improvement Plans and Map Reviews

Improvement plans and final/parcel map should be submitted electronically through the Building Division concurrently with the building plan submittal.  The City will print hard copies as needed for plan checks and include the printing costs as part of the plan check fees.  Please contact the Building Division to schedule an appointment for the plan submittal.


The Land Development Engineering (LDE) group ensures that City infrastructure is installed or updated when there is a new project or renovation of an existing property. Items to be addressed by the owner or developer are known as conditions of approval. LDE then reviews the accuracy and completeness of private development plans, specifications, plats (drawn to scale maps), maps, property descriptions and engineering calculations submitted for City approval for these projects.

The LDE reviews any work within the City streets or sidewalks (right-of-way) and then issues excavation (often called encroachment) permits for this work.

LDE can help with questions about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. The City of Mountain View currently participates in CRS. Due to the City's participation, residents save 10% off their flood insurance rates. Flood insurance premium rates quoted to from independent brokers already reflect the 10% discount.

As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:

  1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property.
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

Sewer and Water Capacity Fees (Effective on July 1, 2015)