Working in the Right of Way

Encroachment & Right of Way (ROW) Information

No exemptions exist for encroachments into city right of way. A permit is always required for:

  • Temporary ROW Encroachments
  • Permanent ROW Encroachments
  • Excavation work in the ROW
Engineering Permit Applications

  1. Temporary Encroachment
  2. Permanent Encroachment
  3. ROW Work (street cut)

You must apply for a Temporary Encroachment Permit when you plan to occupy, place or maintain merchandise, equipment or materials within the public ROW.

Temporary Encroachment Permits usually involve the following activities being performed within the right of way:

  • Temporary construction of guardrail, pedestrian walkways, scaffolds, protective canopies, etc.
  • Temporary storage of materials (e.g. merchandise, commodities, construction materials, etc.)
  • Park or stage and operate construction equipment (e.g. crane, bulldozer, skid steer, etc.)
  • Temporary placement of a field office, dumpster, loose material container, or construction fencing

Date Restrictions

Work in the ROW is only allowed between April 1 and November 1. 

Within the city’s Downtown Core (PDF), ROW work is only allowed between April 1 and May 31 (excluding Memorial Day Weekend), and between Labor Day and November 1.

  1. No Construction Work Dates
  2. No Exterior Work Dates
  3. Typical Hours of Construction
Special Date Restrictions:

  • July 4th (Including the Holiday Weekend If July 4 Falls on a Monday or Friday)  
  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Food & Wine Weekend (Friday - Sunday) in the Central Resort Area (PDF)