To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except the main customer service counter (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM), Community Development (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-3PM), and the Permit Counter which is also open 8AM-5PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

PODS, Storage Containers, and Dumpsters


Permits for PODS, Storage Containers, and Dumpsters

An encroachment permit is required for PODS, storage containers, or dumpsters that obstruct on City right-of-way. This includes the street, sidewalk, and/or within a City easement. If placed on private property, including side yard or driveway, an encroachment permit will not be required.

To obtain an encroachment permit, you will need:

  • Approved insurance form (typically from storage container or dumpster company) listing the City of Lincoln as Additionally Insured for the following amounts:
    • $1,000,000 for each occurrence 
    • $2,000,000 for General Aggregate

Permit Application packages can be submitted for processing to the Engineering Department via email to or by mailing to:

City Hall

Attn: Engineering

600 Sixth Street

Lincoln CA 95648


For questions, please call 916-434-3233 or email

Please note, our counter is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 safety measures.