Street and Right-of-Way Permits
Most work and many activities that take place in the street or right-of-way
require a permit.
Street Opening Permit
Opening Permit is required if you plan to place or construct any structure,
device, natural or artificial thing which requires invasion into the public
street or right-of-way or when digging, cutting into, marring, defacing or
altering the surface of any street or right-of-way. A street opening permit is
also required for each utility connection: water, gas, electricity, sanitary and
storm sewer and cable. For details, please refer to CHMC Chapter 12.08.
Public Place Use Permit
Place Use Permit is required for any activity (short term or permanent) that
takes place in the right-of-way other than those already covered by a Street
Opening Permit. Some examples include: events such as block parties or races
and City-approved landscaping in the right-of-way. For details, please refer to
CHMC Chapter 12.14.
Permit is required if you plan to replace or change your driveway. The City
wants to verify that your driveway has adequate drainage (so as not to overflow
into homes) and that the portion of your driveway abutting the City right-of-way
is designed such that repairs to underground services and repair or overlaying
of the City streets is possible with minimal instrusion. For details, please
refer to CHMC Chapter 12.14.100.