Blocking a City Right of Way

Request to Work/Block City Street/Right-of-Way

A ROW Permit is required and can be found below.  *Check with the Public Works Director before work begins.

ROW Permit

Street Closing/Blocking Right-of-Way Requirements:

  1. Requests should be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of the closure.  
  2. A $500.00 surcharge will be added if submitted less than 2 weeks from date of work.
  3. All street closings shall be made with barricades provided by the contractor. Vehicles or equipment parked crosswise in the street will not be allowed.
  4. The individual named above is responsible for setting up and taking down barricades.
  5. Access for emergency vehicles must be kept open.
  6. A minimum of $500.00 bond is required for digging in the right-of-way and a minimum of $1,500.00 bond is required for digging in the street (per dig). Please check with the Public Works Director before work begins.
  7. If the undersigned applicant fails to adhere to this request, they shall be in violation of city code and could face the possibility of penalties or citations.
  8. Any buried cables/fiber optics may need to be repositioned in the future.

PERMIT FEE:

$25.00 to dig in right-of-way

$50.00 to dig in any street

UNCOUPLED TRAILER FEE:

$20.00 per month

UNDERGROUND UTILITY FEE:

$250.00 per block

ROW Permits can be emailed to the Public Works Director. You may also complete a permit request at City Hall, 811 Avenue E. 

For further information, please contact the Fort Madison Public Works Department at (319) 372-7700.

  1. Mark Bousselot

    Public Works Director