Right of Way Permits
When is a right-of -way permit required?
Anytime work is being performed in the right-of-way; whether
it's maintenance work or new construction; private utility or public
utility or similar activities within an easement. A permit is always
required when making a new connection to a City of Troy water main,
sanitary sewer or storm sewer regardless of the location of the utility,
even if it is in your backyard.
Why is a right-of-way permit required?
To ensure that the work performed is done in accordance with
the City of Troy's standard specifications; that the public
infrastructure is not compromised; inconveniences to the public are
minimized; and disturbed areas are restored to original or better
Who should obtain a right-of-way permit?
It is highly recommended that the person or contractor
performing the work obtain the permit. A home owner can pull a permit
for a contractor if they are willing to assume the risk and liability
for the contractors work.
What is needed to obtain a right-of-way permit?
- A completed and signed application.
- A map, plan and/or specification of the proposed facility.
- Traffic plan in cases of work impacting a public road.
- Proof of insurance with the City of Troy as an Additional insured.
- The appropriate surety bond or cash deposit along with the
permit inspection fees. Fees are calculated by the Engineering
Department after review of the application.
Where to obtain a right-of -way permit?
The Engineering Department is utilizing submittal of ROW Permits online through AccessMyGov website, this allows for online application submittal, status inquiry, plan attachments, scheduling inspections, and payment of fees. An account must be created through:
Contractor: Contractors Create an Account Here
Homeowner: Homeowners Create an Account Here
Submit all necessary paperwork, surety, insurances and plans by attaching them with the original permit application online. Fees will be calculated once we receive the application. If you have any questions please contact Engineering 248.524.3383 or come to the first floor of City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver.
For additional information contact the Engineering Department at 248.524.3383.