Right of Way Permit Program

About the Permit Program
If you plan to excavate, occupy or use public right-of-way to complete your construction or improvement project, you must obtain a permit from the Public Works Department. No matter how large or small, your improvement project is, if it calls for excavation, removal, use, occupation or disturbing the City’s right-of-way in any way, you must adhere to the City’s rules and regulations covering work in the right-of-way.
These regulations are enforced by a team of engineers who inspect projects throughout the City for public right-of-way safety hazards or other violations of city codes. Failure to obtain a permit could result in a stop work order and fines.

Before it Starts

Prior to the start of any construction or improvement project, obtain a permit from the Public Works Department. For a complete listing of permit rules and regulations refer to our information packet or visit the Public Works and Parks Department.
Right-of-Way Rules and Regulations

At the Site

  • Mark hazardous conditions with lighted barricades and highly visible tape on all sides for safety.
  • Cover open areas nightly with metal plates or other approved devices.
  • Clean the project site daily/continuously.

The Aftermath

  • Remove all gravel, equipment, and materials from area after excavation is restored.
  • All disturbed areas must be returned to the original condition or better.

Do’s & Don’ts

Do limit construction hours to Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Do limit excavation to within the City’s right-of-way, not on private property.
Do not store project materials or equipment overnight on public rights-of-way without approval.
Do not obstruct private driveways.

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Always call:  811 (nation one-call number) before you dig