The City requires that utility work within the ROW be performed by a company authorized as a public utility by the MN Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). Entities that own utilities/facilities that will remain in the ROW must complete a registration form annually.
As part of the registration process, an applicant must complete the application form, which includes the Minnesota Certificate of Compliance for Workers Compensation Law. The following materials must also be uploaded with the application:
Certificate of Insurance or Self-Insurance
Certificate of Incorporation (if incorporated)
Certificate of Authority from Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC), if applicable
A ROW permit is required for any of the following:
Placement of equipment (i.e. cabinets, pedestals, etc.)
Placement of facilities (i.e. cable, gas, electric, fiber optic, etc.)
Obstruction of the boulevard of a driving or parking lane
The ROW permit application requires upload of drawings and plans drawn to an engineer's scale, showing relation of the proposed construction to property lines, buildings, curbs, adjacent streets, existing light standards or any other installation that will be affected by the proposed construction.
Any disturbed areas must be back-filled and stabilized (i.e. sodded, mulched and 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 (PDF).