Contractors or property owners may need to apply for a permit or license from the Engineering Division depending upon the type of work being performed.
Work activities requiring permits include:
- Erosion Control
- Excavating in the Right-of-Way: When your construction requires any portion of the public right-of-way or a public storm sewer or sanitary sewer easement or greenway is excavated or disturbed.
- Plugging Sanitary Sewer Lateral
- Plugging Storm Sewer Lateral
- Restaurant Class Sewer Meter: Installation of a separate or sub-meter for food establishments affected by Restaurant Class billing rates to accurately measure flow of water.
- Sewer Deduct Meter: Installation of a second meter to measure the flow of water that does not enter the sanitary sewer system and is used to calculate a reduction in sewer use charges.
- Stormwater Management
- Street Terrace Alterations: The street terrace is the space that lies between the sidewalk and the curb. Street terrace improvements that require a Street Terrace Permit involve residential driveway aprons (less than five parking stalls); sidewalk replacement (may require different permitting depending on amount of work); minor landscaping in the right of way (bricks and pavers, retaining walls, stairways) - subject to approval; installation of terrace rain garden.
What to know before you start:
- Prequalification requirements to work in right-of-way for private property owners or utilities and to bid on public works contracts.
- Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction
- Before You Dig
- Inspection of Public Works and Private Development Projects