Right of Way Permit Process
Residential — Drive Approaches, Sidewalk, and Curb & Gutter
- Bonded contractor or bonded homeowner acquires permit from Engineering Department.
- Contractor sets forms in accordance with current Standard Details and Parking & Access Design Standards.
- Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector for inspection.
- Once approved, contractor is allowed to place concrete.
Commercial — Street cuts, Drive Approaches, Sidewalk, and Curb & Gutter
- Contractor submits plans to the Engineering Senior Planner in accordance with City Ordinance.
- Senior Planner reviews plans and issues permit.
- Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector 24 hours before beginning work.
- Contractor contacts R.O.W. Inspector for inspection before placing any concrete.
- 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.
- Utility submits permit request forms via E-mail to R.O.W. Inspector.
- R.O.W. Inspector reviews request and issues permit for locations listed on request.
- If traffic control plans are needed, they are submitted to the Traffic Dept for acceptance.
- Utility notifies R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.
- 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.
- Utility submits permit request and plans to City Engineer in accordance with City ordinance.
- City Engineer reviews plans and issues permit.
- Utility contacts R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.
Emergencies — An emergency as defined by City Ordinance.
- Utility contacts City Engineer or R.O.W. Inspector before performing any work or as soon as practical after beginning work.
- 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.
- Traffic control plan is submitted to Traffic Dept. for acceptance.
- After plan is accepted either Traffic Engineer or City Engineer will issue permit.
- Contractor notifies R.O.W. Inspector 24 hrs before beginning work.
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