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City Right-of-Way Excavation Permit Request

  1. Permit Review Approval Process

    Complete permit applications are reviewed and processed in the order they are received. It may take up to three (3) full business days to receive an approved permit.

    A complete permit application includes ALL of the following items: 

    1. Permit application.
    2. Contractors must have insurance and bond on file with the City’s Risk Management department.  Any questions please call 920-448-3125 or email
    3. Site Plan: including location and cut sizes of each excavation.
    4. Approved Utility Letter Permit Cover Page, if applicable.
    5. Construction Schedule if work exceeds the allotted two-week timeframe.

    Work may not begin until all approved permits are received from The Department of Public Works.

  2. Is there a Utility Letter Permit associated with this Excavation Permit Application?*
  3. Is your proposed work on a principal arterial, minor arterial, or collector roadway?*

    If you're not sure, check the Roadway Classifications map to determine.

    If yes, upload temporary traffic control plan or upload a layout from WisDOT Work Zone Field Manual.

  4. Upload temporary traffic control plan or upload a layout from WisDOT Work Zone Field Manual.

  5. Address of Proposed Work within City Right of Way
  6. Please describe exactly what work will be taking place at this location.

  7. Purpose of Excavation*

    Mark all that apply.

  8. How many total days for the work to be completed within the timeframe you are requesting?

  9. If the time frame exceeds two weeks, a Construction Schedule is required.

  10. What are the nearest cross-street boundaries of your excavation?

    Example: Work on N Jefferson Street between Cherry Street and Walnut Street.

  11. For partial street closure, which side of the street will be obstructed?*

    Mark all that apply.

  12. Obstruction Information*

    Mark all areas that apply for where you will be obstructing / parking.

  13. Location of Excavation/Cut*

    Mark all areas that apply for where you will be digging / excavating / cutting / etc.

  14. To expedite permit review include plan with all cut locations and sizes.

  15. If you have a PDF of a traffic control plan, excavation plan, additional site plan documents, etc., you may upload them here to assist in review of request.

  16. Electronic Signature Agreement*
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date, and 4) you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions document.
  17. END OF APPLICATION. Click "Submit" so that the Department of Public Works can review your permit request. If your permits are approved, you will receive an email notification within 3 business days with a link to download your approved permit documents.

    FEES: Fees for this permit are calculated by total square footage being excavated. 

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