The City requires that utility work within the Right of Way (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 (form available below).
Registration Form for ROW Utility Owners or Contractors (DOC)
Notice to Excavators and Operators (MN Statute) (PDF)
Minnesota Public ROW 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 the boulevard or a driving or parking lane.
Review the ROW Permit Requirements (PDF)
Right-of-Way Permit Application
ROW Fee Schedule
Any disturbed areas must be back-filled and stabilized (e.g.; 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).
Contact the Engineering Department to receive final approval once a proposed route has been marked and the utilities have been located.