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Right of Way Permit Process

Residential — Drive Approaches, Sidewalk, and Curb & Gutter

  1. Bonded contractor or bonded homeowner acquires permit from Engineering Department.
  2. Contractor sets forms in accordance with current Standard Details and Parking & Access Design Standards.
  3. Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector for inspection.
  4. Once approved, contractor is allowed to place concrete.

Commercial — Street cuts, Drive Approaches, Sidewalk, and Curb & Gutter

  1. Contractor submits plans to the Engineering Senior Planner in accordance with City Ordinance.
  2. Senior Planner reviews plans and issues permit.
  3. Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector 24 hours before beginning work.
  4. Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector for inspection before placing any concrete.
  5. Once forms or backfill have been approved, contractor is allowed to place concrete.

Franchise Utilities — Any work within the R.O.W.

Expedited process for routine maintenance or repetitive small scale work such as leak repairs.

  1. Utility submits permit request forms via E-mail to R.O.W. Inspector.
  2. R.O.W. Inspector reviews request and issues permit for locations listed on request.
  3. If traffic control plans are needed, they are submitted to the Traffic Dept for acceptance.
  4. Utility notifies R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.
  5. R.O.W. Inspector inspects backfill before surface replacement is performed.

Construction within R.O.W. that does not meet the requirements of the expedited process.

  1. Utility submits permit request and plans to City Engineer in accordance with City ordinance.
  2. City Engineer reviews plans and issues permit.
  3. Utility contacts R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.

Emergencies — An emergency as defined by City Ordinance.

  1. Utility contacts City Engineer or R.O.W. Inspector before performing any work or as soon as practical after beginning work.
  2. Utility is still responsible for submitting a written permit request and a traffic control plan in accordance with City Ordinance.

Lane Closure Permits — A permit is required any time traffic flow is diverted or interrupted on arterial or collector streets. A permit is also required on residential streets if work is going to take 4 hrs or longer.

  1. Traffic control plan is submitted to Traffic Dept. for acceptance.
  2. After plan is accepted either Traffic Engineer or City Engineer will issue permit.
  3. Contractor notifies R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.

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