Public right-of-way have long been used to locate roadways, utilities, sidewalks and trails. To protect public safety and public interest, the City of Plymouth Public Works Department is responsible for the management and monitoring of all city right-of-way.
The City of Plymouth has a Right-of-Way Management Ordinance to ensure effective and careful management of these public areas. This Right-of-Way Ordinance can be found in Section 800 of the City Code (PDF). Learn more at the Frequently Asked Questions page.
This ordinance addresses topics such as:
- Permit requirements and fees
- Mapping and reporting obligations
- Standards for location and installation of equipment and lines
- Relocation of equipment
- Removal of abandoned equipment
- Right-of-way restoration
Applying for Permits
Any individual or group – including utility companies, telecommunications firms, private contractors and private individuals – must have a permit to use the right of way. Right-of-way permits are applied for and paid through the city’s online permitting system. To apply for a permit, you must be a registered right-of-way user. All registered users can apply for a permit by clicking the button below, registering with BS&A if you haven’t already, and providing the requested information. Please notify the Engineering Department if you have not applied for ROW permits previously so we can add you to our list of contractors.
- City Code (PDF)
- See Section 800 for Right of Way Ordinance
- See Section 1015 for Right-of-Way Fee Schedule
- What You Need to Know (PDF)
- Certificate of Insurance Requirements
- ROW User Registration Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
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