Special Use Permits

Sidewalk Repair


Special use permits are required for proposed work within City maintained right of way. Examples of such work include all excavations and installations relating to conduit, poles, pole lines, wires, pipes, valves, conductors, sewers, drains, new or relocated driveways, and sidewalks or accessories thereof. Tree planting in the City's right of way requires a permit, but the insurance and fee requirements are waived.

A permit is not required for inspections of manholes, vaults, and other structures located outside the pavement surface, maintenance of lighting fixtures, replacement of existing driveways (without the sidewalk or apron) or driveway maintenance. If the sidewalk and/or apron is being replaced with the driveway, a permit is required, but no fee will apply.

The Special Use Permit instructions and application provide additional information with regards to insurance, fees, and surety requirements.



As of October 17, 2023, the Special Use Permit process has changed.


In order to obtain a Special Use Permit, an applicant or agency MUST be a Registered Right-of-Way User (A utility company with facilities within the right-of-way).  This will require a submittal to the Director of Public Works.  There is no cost to register as a Right-of-Way User. 

A contractor working on behalf of a resident abutting the right-of-way does NOT need to register as a Right-of-Way User and can be granted a Special Use Permit.

Contractors working for utility companies will no longer be able to apply for Special Use Permits. The Registered Right-of-Way User will have to apply for the permit with the contractor listed as a subcontractor on the application form. A current Certificate of Insurance and signed Indemnity Agreement must be on file for any subcontractor performing work in a City right of way.