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PERMITS

EXCAVATE IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMIT:

  • Excavate in the Right-of-Way, (MS WORD) send via POSTAL MAIL or send via EMAIL

    Follow these steps to email the completed form:

    1. Save the completed form.
    2. Open your email application & attach the completed saved form to the email.
    3. Email the completed form to ROWpermits@cityofmadison.com.

    Please note you must also attach an electronic version of the drawing required in Section VI of this application.

    Utilities must comply with the attached notification procedure.

EROSION CONTROL PERMIT:

Erosion Control Permit Fee Schedule

Simplified Checklist Permit (less than 20,000 sf disturbed & no slopes over 6%)

$100

Full Erosion Control Plan Base Fee

$200

Full Erosion Control Plan Disturbance Fee

$0.005 per square foot of disturbance

MGO CH 37: Revised and approved by the Common Council as of October 30, 2012.  The new and or updated requirements are in effect and enforceable starting January 1, 2012.  Separate permits for erosion control and stormwater management are now required for projects permitted by City Engineering.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT:

Stormwater Management Permit Fee Schedule

Stormwater Management Permit Base Fee

$400

New Impervious Area Fee

$0.010 per square foot of new impervious area

Redeveloped Impervious Area Fee

$0.005 per square foot of redeveloped impervious area

MGO CH 37: Revised and approved by the Common Council as of October 30, 2012.  The new and or updated requirements are in effect and enforceable starting January 1, 2012.  Separate permits for erosion control and stormwater management are now required for projects permitted by City Engineering.

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION:

STREET PATCHING CRITERIA:

PERMIT TO PLUG SANITARY SEWER LATERAL:

Complete the above application to request a permit to plug an existing sanitary sewer lateral and return to City Engineering.

For temporary sanitary sewer lateral plugs where the lateral will be reconnected or reused for future development the lateral shall be plugged at the property line by the owner.  The permit fee will consist of a $100 non-refundable inspection fee along with a deposit of $900 for assurance of the plugging work.  Following successful inspection by City Engineering of the temporary plug per the plans and permit conditions the $900 deposit will be refunded to the permit holder.

For laterals that are to be permanently plugged the lateral is to be plugged at the property line by the owner (following the same procedures as the temporary sewer plug process) and it will also be plugged at the sanitary sewer main by City Engineering using a short liner process.  The permit fee for a permanent plug will consist of the same inspection and deposit fees required for a temporary plug as well as fees to cover the inspection and plugging of the lateral at the sewer main.  These additional permit fees are set by the Board of Public Works and are based on the size of the sanitary sewer main (see fee table below).  If after cleaning and inspection of the sanitary sewer main City Engineering determines that short liner plugging cannot be completed the Plugging Fee (Labor & Materials) will be refunded to the permit holder.  (MGO CH 35.02(4)(c)14)

SANITARY PLUG PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE:

PLUG AT PROPERTY LINE (Permanent or Temporary – Work Done by Owner)

Inspection Fee

$100

Deposit

$900

PLUG AT MAIN (By Size of Sanitary Main – Work Done by City Engineering)

 

6 INCH

8 INCH

10 INCH

12 INCH

15 INCH

Administration Fee

$47.76

$47.76

$47.76

$47.76

$47.76

Sanitary Main Cleaning & Inspection Fee

$230.34

$230.34

$230.34

$230.34

$230.34

Plugging Fee (Labor & Materials)

$1,596.90

$1,646.90

$1,696.90

$1,771.90

$1,946.90

Total Permit Fee

$2,875.00

$2,925.00

$2,975.00

$3,050.00

$3,225.00

PERMIT TO PLUG STORM SEWER LATERAL:

Complete the above application to request a permit to plug an existing storm sewer lateral and return to City Engineering.

The permit fee for storm sewer lateral plug permits consists of a $100 non-refundable inspection fee along with a deposit of $900 for assurance of the plugging work.  Following successful inspection by City Engineering of the storm lateral plug per the plans and permit conditions the $900 deposit will be refunded to the permit holder.  (MGO CH 37.05(7))

STREET PERMIT TERRACE:

If you are interested in constructing a rain garden in your terrace (the area between the curb and sidewalk), the permit process is as follows:

  1. For work being done by yourself  - fill out both forms below and submit as indicated on the permits.
  2. If you are having the work done for you by a contractor, have a the contractor fill out both forms below and submit as indicated – the contractor must be “licensed” to work in the ROW.  You may find a link to “licensed contractors” here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/business/pw/prequalifiedContractors.cfm

 

SEWER ADDITION/DEDUCTION APPLICATION:

Download and fill in PDF. Send application via postal mail or e-mail to kstone@cityofmadison.com.

There is $150.00 fee per sewer deduct/addition meter.

For additional information, please contact Kelsey Stone at (608) 266-5927 or kstone@cityofmadison.com.