Right of Way Permits

The City requires that work within the Right of Way (ROW) be performed by a company authorized as a public utility by the MN Public Utilities Commission (MPUC), and that the company submits a registration form to the City (form available below).

Register as a Right of Way Owner or Contractor (PDF)

Notice to Excavators and Operators (MN Statute) (PDF) 

Minnesota Public Rights-Of-Way Standards

A right of way permit is required for any of the following:

  • Placement of equipment (e.g.; cabinets, pedestals, etc.)
  • Placement of facilities (e.g.; cable, gas, electric, fiber optic, etc.)
  • Obstruction of a driving or parking lane.

Any disturbed areas must be back-filled and stabilized (e.g.; sodded, mulched & seeded, etc.).  Any damaged curb, concrete, or pavement sections must be replaced in-kind according to the original design specs and the Street Restoration Plates.

Email Engineering Technician Chris Buntjer or call him at 651-730-2730 to receive final approval once a proposed route has been marked and the utilities have been located.

Right of Way Permit Application