Engineering Permits

Engineering Permit
An engineering permit (PDF)is required before installation or replacement of any curbing, driveway aprons, or sidewalks within the public right-of-way. The public right-of-way is the space between your front property line and the front property line across the street. The area often includes sidewalks and curbs, which are the property owner's responsibility, street lights, utility poles, and the road itself.

This permit is also necessary when excavations must be made in the roadway or in the right-of-way for any reason, which could include any type of utility installation, connection, or repair. In addition, the permit is required to “cap” a sanitary sewer connection, whether in the right-of-way or not. Capping of a sewer is typically done before an existing building is demolished.

Grading Permit

A grading permit (PDF), which is a specific kind of engineering permit, is generally required for land disturbance work of 600 square feet or more. Included in the 600 square feet is the area of any building or building addition, patio, deck, pool, or other new construction or demolition or regrading of the land. It also encompasses the area that will be temporarily disturbed in the course of construction, such as trenches, soil stockpile areas and construction entrances for large equipment. More details can be found in the Grading Ordinance (PDF).

Engineering Permits

Curb, Sidewalk, Driveway Aprons
No charge

Road Opening (excavation)
  • $30 application fee
  • $75 inspection fee
  • Deposit of $100 per square yard of opening or $500 minimum, whichever is greater. This is refundable. 
Sewer Cap
  • $30 application fee
  • $75 inspection fee
  • Road opening deposit (above; if applicable)
Storm Sewer Connection
  • $30 application fee
  • $75 inspection fee
  • Road opening deposit (above; if applicable)
  • $500 refundable deposit for connection to main or to sewer inlet
Sanitary Sewer Connection
  • $30 application fee
  • $75 inspection fee
  • Road opening deposit (above; if applicable)
  • $500 refundable deposit for connection to main (if applicable)
  • $500 reconnection fee (if applicable)
  • $2300 fee for new service connections (if applicable)
Grading Permits
  • $300, which includes up to one revision submittal.
  • Each revision beyond first one will incur an additional $50 fee. Grading permits for which the Engineering Division has granted a waiver for the plan requirement incur a fee of $100.