Right-Of-Way (ROW) Permits


The public right-of-way generally is the area 10 feet behind the curb toward the homeowner's property.

Permits are required for all work in the right-of-way except:

  • Work that has been permitted under other city permits.
  • Contractors working on construction or reconstruction of public improvements.
  • Right-of-way users performing routine service operations that do not require excavation in the right-of-way and do not disrupt traffic for more than four hours.

Replacement of a commercial or residential driveway or installation of a sprinkler system in the right-of-way does require a permit.


In addition to the permit application, contractors also must provide an insurance certificate, liability insurance and surety bond. Surety bonds based on the number of permits per year and schedule of right-of-way fees are listed below.

Schedule of Right-of-Way Fees

Driveway replacement, irrigation system installation and residential/commercial plumbing connections.$50
Utility repair work$65
New utility construction$85
Excavation fee* (Applicable to street cuts)
*This will be calculated by the City Engineer based on the information provided in the permit application.
Equal to the cost per sq. yd. for streets, overlays and sealcoats x Depression Rate x Area of Influence.
Double permit fee
Emergency excavations shall be exempt
Permit fee shall double if a right-of-way user is found to have worked or is working in the public right-of-way without first having obtained a permit.