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Right of Way Permits

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Permit Counter Hours:

City Hall is currently closed to the public. Click here to learn how to apply for Right of Way Permit.

 Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m 

Master Fees Schedule as of December 1, 2019.


Public Works Temporary Commercial Encroachment Permit - Complete Package




A Right of Way Permit is required for following work in and use of the ROW:

 Street Excavation Permit  Miscellaneous Use (14 Day)  Miscellaneous Use (1 Day)

 Utility Service Connection 

 Street/Lane Closure  Material Storage/ Drop-Off
 Curb & Gutter  Temporary Fence  Crane
 Sidewalk  Scaffolding  Concrete Truck
 Driveway  Roll-Off Bin  Moving Van
 Sewer Cap  Dumpster  
 Sewer Lateral  POD  
 Street Pavement Cut  Staging  


Click here to view a Sample Public Works Permit 

Requirements for obtaining a ROW Permit

  • Proof of State Contractor's License (learn more about Contractor License requirements)
  • City Business License (if applicable)
  • Proof of Commercial Liability Insurance
  • Traffic Control Plans (Street Excavation permits)
  • Work Area Plans (Street Excavation permits)

Other ROW Permits


Encroachment permits allow residents or business owners to enter an agreement with the City for on-going private use of the Right-of-Way.The City retains the right to revoke an encroachment permit at any time.

Residential Encroachment Application

Outdoor Dining on Pier Plaza 

Commercial Encroachment Permit Application


Residents must apply for a permit to plant, prune, or remove trees from city parkways adjacent to their property. Applications to remove a tree with a trunk diameter greater than 12 inches must be approved by the Public Works Commission.

Parkway Tree Permit Request Form

Approved Tree List

Approved Tree List Zones Map

Ordinance 19-1397 Amending Municipal Code 12.36 TREES

Resolution 19-7215 Amending Master Fee Schedule - Trees


In April 2019, the City Council passed an Ordinance to allow Sidewalk Vending only by permit in allowed areas.

Sidewalk Vending Application

Ordinance 19-1391 Sidewalk Vending Ordinance

Sidewalk Vending Map


Banner Packet - Updated December 1, 2019