The Public Right-Of-Way (ROW) means the area on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, alley, cartway, bicycle lane, or public sidewalk which the City maintains or otherwise has an interest, and other easements dedicated to the public or to use for utility service. The public right-of-way does not include the airwaves with regard to nonwire telecommunications or broadcast services.
Permits are needed for any work within the City's Public Right-Of Way.
The Right-of-Way Ordinance was adopted by the City Council on January 10th, 2005 and it provides you with necessary information needed to perform work.
Click to download the ROW Permit Application and bring it into our office located on 3rd floor in City Hall, 420 Pokegama Avenue N., Grand Rapids, MN.
Deposits and inspections are required for all work within the public ROW. See the permit forms for specific information.