What is the Municipal Curb?

May 20, 2019

If you’re going to have your driveway replaced, it’s important to know about municipal curb requirements. In this post, we’ll go over what it is and why it matters.

What is the municipal curb?

The municipal curb references the laws surrounding curbs and can also relate to driveway approaches as they connect to public streets. Cities have regulations relating to the specifications of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveway approaches that you are required to follow.

Why it matters

If you’re thinking about getting your driveway replaced, it’s important to know and follow the local regulations of your city. City regulations will let you know which permits you’ll need, what processes to follow and what technical specifications you can have. Inspections are also required. City specifications and regulations vary based on where you live.

Where to learn more

As mentioned previously, city specifications on curbs and driveways can vary based on where you live. You’ll be able to learn more about city specifications and how they apply to you on the appropriate website for your city.

Here are some links to local city pages:

Palo Alto


San Jose


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