Working in the Right-of-Way
Most work and many activities that
take place in the street or right-of-way require a 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, refer to CHMC Chapter 12.08.
Public Place Use
A Public Place Use (PPU)
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, refer to CHMC
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 intrusion. For details, refer to
CHMC Chapter 12.14.100.
No vehicle over 40
feet in length is allowed in the City without a permit. Over-length permits are
provided only for loads that cannot reasonably be dismantled or disassembled to
fit onto a smaller truck. Over-length vehicles without a permit will be subject
to a traffic infraction. For details, refer to CHMC Chapter 10.48.
here for an over-length vehicle permit application form.