Any persons needing to excavate into a city right of way (street, alley, boulevard, or other city owned property) must obtain a Right-of-Way Permit (ROW). The permit enables the city to track the excavations within its ROW and ensure the quality of these areas as well.
The permit fee is $50 per excavation up to 400 lineal feet and requires a map (may be hand drawn) to show area of excavation. If excavating into a paved area, the city engineer has patching requirements prepared. For any questions on the ROW permit, please contact Kyle Mathis at the Engineering Department at 717-1129 or visit us at 625 5th Street up stairs at the first window.
Submitting an Application
You can print and fill out an application or there are forms available at the Building and Development Office. The forms must be completed and approved before excavations can begin.