Obtaining Approvals

The following documents and letters of permission are often required by governmental agencies prior to issuance of development approvals. These documents state that the developer has resolved issues with SDG&E.

The documents are granted by SDG&E for a processing fee to the developer and are described as follows:

  • Permission to Grade Letter
    This letter states that SDG&E has reviewed and approved the developers grading plan.
  • Land Use Agreement
    This document allows for the use of SDG&E’s rights-of-way by the underlying or adjacent fee property owner.
  • Signature Omission Letter
    This letter states that SDG&E has reviewed a proposed subdivision map but does not wish to provide a signature. (Some Cities are asking for the map to be signed to this affect rather than providing a separate letter)
  • Subdivision and Parcel Map Signatures
    SDG&E will provide review and signatures for maps that have acceptable joint use language.
  • Joint Use Agreement
    This document allows for the joint use and occupancy of SDG&E’s easement by other utilities or street dedications.
  • Public Utility Letter
    This letter is usually requested by a property owner, in compliance with a public agency requirement, to vacate a Public Utility Easement.
  • Permission to Enter Letter
    This letter allows temporary use of SDG&E easements and properties.
  • Quit Claim Letter
    This document states that SDG&E no longer needs a particular easement.