A ROW (Right of Way) Use permit for Overhead or Excavation work is required for all utility overhead work or digging within the rights of way maintained by the City of Sunset Hills. This includes new driveway aprons that attach to city streets. This does not include private roadways on private property, but does include their connection within street rights of way. Such aprons are considered private attachments to the City's Street Network and therefor do not require inspection or meet City street pavement thickness requirements. Contractors are responsible to the property owner or companies that hire them for this work. Excavations within County roads or State areas are handled by those jurisdictions.
Access a ROW Use Permit Application (PDF) to begin the process.
Please list the date of application, location, type, and duration of the work in the first section of the form. The next section is contact information for the contractor and site manager. The third section are details required for excavations. The length, width and subsequent area information applies to the work area being disturbed within the city's right-of-way. This will determine the deposit amount applicable for the excavation. Whether digging or working overhead, the form requires a signature. City Staff will complete the rest of the form for the issuance of the permit.
The Fee is $25.
In lieu of the next section, an Excel Spreadsheet has been prepared in an online version to help you calculate the deposit required.
You will need to know the length and width to calculate the amount of area (in square feet) you are disturbing within the city's right-of-way.
From the City Code, Excavation Deposits are calculated in the following manner:
The online City Code relative to excavations has many of the answers to other questions concerning Excavation Permits.
The fee and deposit go to separate accounts and therefore need separate checks made payable to "The City of Sunset Hills." The deposit is refundable at the end of the job when the job is cleaned up and all vegetation and associated paving work has been re-established. A phone call needs to be made to City Hall for final inspection and subsequent release of the escrow deposit.
Below is a list of private streets within Sunset Hills. On these streets, you will want to coordinate with the subdivision trustees to make sure they are aware of your planned activities on their property.