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Excavation Permits

For excavation work in the City Right-of-Way including, but not limited to, Soil Boring, Monitoring Well Excavation, Potholing, or UGS Tank Excavation

Application Excavation (X-Permit)

Excavation (X) Permit: Contractors with either Class C-42, C-57 or A license may apply for this permit. If the excavation affects pedestrian traffic, vehicle traffic, and/or bicycle lanes; an approved Traffic Control Plan IS REQUIRED. If the excavation affects any parking space, an Obstruction permit IS REQUIED. For more information, please see the FAQs and Informational Flow Charts in the application link above.

DOT Permit Counter Hours

Monday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Wednesday: 9:30am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Friday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm


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