How do I get a Street Opening Permit?
The process begins at the Office of the City Engineer. The applicant needs to bring a sketch of the work to be performed. Contractors must have an up to date bond and insurance on file. Staff will help determine which signatures you will need for your particular project. You will take the application to get those signatures. The very last signature is the Commissioner of Public Works. At that point, you will turn in the application and pay for and receive your permit.

Permits are good for 60 days. After 60 days, you will need to apply for, and pay for, another permit.

(Note: this process will also cover dumpsters to be temporarily placed on the row, street closings for festivals, and temporary sidewalk closures. This permit also covers the Commonwealth's Trench Permit Regulations)

For detailed information, go to the Engineering Division website.

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