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.
- 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