Right of Way Permits
All work in the county right of way, alleys and permanent easements shall have prior approval from the Public Works Department before any work is performed.
Unless otherwise noted, a permit shall be obtained from and submitted to the Public Works Department for review and approval. The original permit application shall be submitted in sufficient time to allow the department to review the proposed work and comment.
A permit fee and a financial guarantee that are commensurate to the amount of work shall be required with each permit application. The financial guarantee in the amount agreeable to the Public Works Department shall be cash or an approved irrevocable letter of credit.
The Applicant shall be responsible for the work authorized under the permit for a period of one year from the date of completion. Should there be any defects or failures in the work, such as, but not limited to, settlement of trenches in the roadway/shoulders or graded areas, pipe, curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks, vegetation, etc., corrective work shall be performed immediately upon notification from the County. Failure to repond in a reasonable time frame, as determined by the County based on public need or safety, sahll be just cause for the county to take the necessary action to have the defect corrected and to bill the Applicant or draw on the financial guarantee for the cost to correct the defect.
The Applicant shall be responsible for providing all traffic control as required by the Traffic Engineering Department. All work shall be inspected and approved by the Public Works Department. The Permit can be revoked at any time for unsatisfactory work or failure to comply with the requirements of the permit. The open cutting of roads shall not be permitted, unless substantial justification is submitted and approved. If approval is granted, restoration of the pavement shall be as specified in the permit, or as directed by the Public Works Department. Pavement restoration requirements are subject to change if the amount of actual disturbance is more than what was anticipated when the permit was approved. The installation of any private facility within the County right of way, in which the County will not ultimately become the owner of the facility, cannot be installed in the county right of way unless an Agreement for Use of Public Rights of Way has been executed between the Applicant and the County.
Individual requests to construct or modify a residential entrance will not be subject to the requirements above, as long as the request is specifically from the homeowner who will accept full responsibility for the work. Once it has been determined that the location of the entrance or modification of an entrance meets County requirements, a litter will address inspection requirements, time limits, responsibility and workmanship and will include specifications and standards that are applicable to the work. No permit fee or financial guarantee will be required for this form of a permit.