Are you doing construction work or erecting signs/tables/awnings/etc. in publicly-owned areas?
Permits are required for all work performed in the public right-of-way. Each dedicated street in the City of Monticello has a public right-if-way. The right-of-way includes:
- The pavement
- Curbing and sidewalks
- The Area between the sidewalk and curb
Work that requires a permit includes street openings, driveway construction, encroachments, street and sidewalk obstructions, new water services and renewals, water abandonments, and use of hydrants and barricades.
Street and side right-of-way permits ensure that:
- Individuals working in the right-of-way know the appropriate rules and regulations. This reduces the possibility of damage to utility lines.
- Individuals doing work in the right-of-way are property insured against personal injury and property damage.
- Work is done according to the City of Monticello specifications, codes, and requirements, thereby providing for proper restoration of public property.
- Schedules between agencies and individuals are coordinated so they do not attempt to perform work at the same location simultaneously.
- A record of who performed specific work is maintained, in case problems are discovered after work has been completed.
- Vehicular and pedestrian traffic is adequately maintained.
Permits are required for the following activities - (This is a partial listing):
- Any type of excavation in the public right-of-way such as installing, repairing, or replacing of water services or sewer laterals, and installing or repairing of any type of underground utility.
- Repairing or replacing of any sidewalk in the public right-of-way.
- Resurfacing, widening, or closing of an existing driveway.
- Installing a new driveway.
- Installing, replacing, or removing street curbing.
- Storing materials, dumpsters, or equipment in the public right-of-way.
- Parking any heavy equipment such as cranes in a public street.
- Erecting a new utility pole, or removing or relocating an existing utility pole.
How to Obtain a Permit:
Permits may be downloaded (PDF) and returned to the Monticello Municipal Building during open hours.