Anyone working in the City right-of-way, such as street, sidewalk area, public easements, and utility easements, is required to obtain an Encroachment Permit prior to starting work.
Online Encroachment Permit Application - Provide your encroachment permit application via our new permit portal.
- All applicants are required to read the Encroachment Permit Procedures and submit a Certificate of Insurance prior to an issuance of an encroachment permit.
- Any construction activity that disturbs land, from small projects such as curb and gutter replacement and pouring a driveway, to large projects such as excavation for building construction, is subject to the City’s Stormwater Construction Pollution Prevention Permit for construction activity.
- Additional requirements are required for any utility company proposing to install new utility infrastructure in the public right-of-way. See Encroachment Permit Application Guidelines Related to Installation of New Utility Infrastructure.
Typical examples of the type of work requiring an encroachment permit includes, but is not limited to:
- Sidewalk, driveway approach, curb and gutter repair or replacement
- Curb drain installation or replacement
- Sewer test, sewer lateral replacement and/or connection to City’s sewer main
- Remove and replace utilities related to Building Permit for new residence or construction
- Trenching, excavation, or openings in City right-of-way
- Water or fire service installation or replacement
- Traffic control and/or pedestrian protection
- Underground utility and overheard utility work in the City right-of-way
- Placing scaffolding in the City right-of-way
- Moving trucks/vans, storage container(s) and debris box(es) in City right-of-way