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Right of Way

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Who Needs a Right of Way Permit

General public improvements consisting of construction, reconstruction and remodeling of storm drains, irrigation ditches, fire lines, sewer and water lines, sewer and water mains, curb and gutters, sidewalks, streets, potholing, boring, traffic-control devices and similar improvements which are constructed on public rights of way, easements and other public property, and utility services on private property between the property line and the building require a permit to be issued to a licensed contractor.

Permit Issuance

All permits will receive a review by the Engineering Division and will be processed within 24 hours upon a complete submittal. Permits that are complex or include multiple locations may require up to 48 hours for processing. Permit applications and supporting documents including traffic control plans, can be dropped off at Engineering, second floor of City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Permits other than ROWYARD can be emailed to engineeringpermits@arvada.org. ROWYARD permits for new utility services and repairs within a residential or commercial yard can be submitted online at arvadapermits.org. or dropped off at the Engineering counter, these can not be emailed.

Licensing Requirements for Right of Way Work

Contractors must have a current municipal contractor license and be in good standing with the City of Arvada to pull a permit. 

Locates

The Colorado 811 locate confirmation number must be entered on all applications.

All utilities must be identified through the locate process prior to excavation of soil, including boring, can take place. In the event, that a City Utility cannot be located within the specified boundaries of the request area; the contractor/excavator will be notified by e-mail and/or phone of a mandatory on-site meeting to discuss alternate measures for protecting the utility. No excavation of soil, including boring, is permitted until the on-site meet has taken place and all utilities have been located. Failure to comply will be deemed unreasonable action by the contractor/excavator and may result in the contractor/excavator assuming all liability for damages to such utilities.

Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables

Blue - Drinking water

Orange - Telecommunication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduit

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines

Yellow - Natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other gaseous, or flammable material

Pink - Temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities

Green - Sewers and drain lines

White - Proposed excavation limits or route

 

Inspections

Inspections are completed on a daily basis Monday through Friday between 8am and 3pm, and must be scheduled online until 6 a.m. of the desired day of inspection. To schedule inspections please visit arvadapermits.org and login with your Arvada Contractor license (AEC #) and password.

Contact Information

  •  Main Telephone Number:
    720-898-7640
  •  Street Address:
    8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002