Right of Way Use Permits
Chapter 12.05 of the Des Moines Municipal Code, the City of Des Moines Right of Way Use Code, requires a right of way use permit for any private use of a public right-of-way. The following types of right-of-way use permits are established:
Type A – Short-Term, Noninvasive.
Type A permits may be issued for use of a right-of-way for 72 or less continuous hours which do not involve the physical disturbance of the right-of-way. This type of use may involve disruption of pedestrian and vehicular traffic or access to private property including temporary street closures and may require inspections, cleanup, and police surveillance.
Type B – Invasive.
Type B permits may be issued for use of a right-of-way for activities that will alter the appearance of or disturb the surface, supersurface, or subsurface of the right-of-way on a temporary or permanent basis.
Type C – Long-Term, Noninvasive.
Type C permits may be issued for use of a right-of-way for activities for extended periods of time but which will not physically disturb the right-of-way.
The use of a right-of-way for structures, facilities, and uses that involve capital expenditures and long-term commitments of use require this type of permit.
IN RESPONSE TO THE CITY’S PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY INSPECTIONS ON ALL ENGINEERING PERMITS (ENG) ARE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAYS ONLY. IF YOU SCHEDULE AN ENG INSPECTION FOR ANY DAY OTHER THAN A WEDNESDAY, THE INSPECTION WILL BE SCHEDULED ON THE NEXT WEDNESDAY. ROW PERMITS WILL CONTINUE TO BE REVIEWED AND PROCESSED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED
- Right of Way Use Permit Application | Apply Online | Print PDF
- Right of Way Construction Standards and Requirements
- Policy Regarding Underground Utility Locations
- DMMC Chapter 12.05