FOR OPENING STREET OR RIGHT-OF-WAY
Inspections are required for all permits for curb, sidewalk and commercial driveway
construction or reconstruction. No inspections are required for residential driveways.
Additionally, an inspection is required prior to backfilling by the plumbing inspector
for Sanitary Sewer at (816) 325-7404. Contact the construction inspector
at (816) 325-7600 for curb, commercial driveway, sidewalk or street opening inspections.
The Water Department can be contacted at (816) 325-7664 for service connections
and backfilling. A 4-hour lead time is required for street opening, curb,
sidewalk and commercial driveways. Copies of construction and pavement replacement
details will be provided at the applicants request.
WHAT IS A STREET CUT?
Anytime the driving surface (pavement) has to be cut into and removed, it is called
a street cut. This can be a large area, such as running a new water main under the
street or a small area, such as a utility repair.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY?
As a general rule of thumb, the right-of-way can be estimated to extend 11 feet
from the back of curb or edge of street pavement. However, to determine the actual
right-of-way on a particular property you need to check property records and or
do a survey. While this area still is the responsibility of the property owner,
the City has the right to determine what goes on there. For example, signs, sight
obstructions, and basketball goals are not allowed. Illegal signs in the right-of-way
are removed by Public Works.
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