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PERMITS AND REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK IN ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY

Any work performed within the road right-of-way must be permitted by the Board of Public Works after review by the City Engineer's Office.

The Board of Public Works meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Civic Center Complex. In order to be considered for approval, all Permit Applications must be submitted to the City Engineer's Office.

The City Engineer's Office may request drawings, details, or other information regarding the proposed work. Permit Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday in order to be considered at the following Thursday's meeting.

The Board of Public Works meeting schedule is subject to change due to holidays, weather, or unforeseen circumstances. Please account for this possibility when submitting your Application.

Submitting by USPS Mail or In-Person:

Evansville City Engineer's Office
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 321
Evansville, IN 47708

Submitting by e-mail:

hmitchell@evansville.in.gov

Questions: 812-436-4990

PERMITS ISSUED THROUGH THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

  • Street Cut Permit

In order to cut a street or alley, a Street Cut Permit is required from the City Engineer's Office. This permit ensures the improvements are made according to city standards. Surface restoration, including pavement markings, must match existing pavement type unless approved otherwise. There is no cost for a Street Cut Permit. A sketch showing improvements is required with the permit. All requests for Street Cuts are presented to the Board of Public Works for approval. For location and meeting times of the Board of Public Works contact Darlene Kirkwood, Secretary at 812-436-4982.

Street Cut Permit Application

  • Right-Of-Way Permit

In order to place a permanent object within the public right of way, a Right-Of-Way Permit--also referred to as an Encroachment Permit--is required from the City Engineers Office. Common examples of encroachments needing permits are fences, signs, and landscaping placed within the public right-of-way. There is no cost for a Right-Of-Way Permit, but a sketch is needed showing measurements of the intended encroachment (see Attached Example). All requests for encroachment within the Right-Of-Way are presented to the Board of Public Works for approval. For location and meeting times of the Board of Public Works, contact Darlene Kirkwood, Secretary 812-436-4982 For sign encroachments, refer to the standard of the City Engineers Office.

Right of Way Permit Application

  • Construction Permit

In order to construct or reconstruct a sidewalk, curb, or driveway in the public right-of-way, a Construction Permit is required from the City Engineers Office. This permit ensures that the work is constructed to current city specifications. There is no cost for a Construction Permit. A sketch is required showing measurements of improvements (see Attached Example).

Construction Permit Application Form