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Permits

Public Way Permits

Public Way Permit info


Normal construction activity in the public way, including obstruction of the public way requires a permit from the Engineering Division of Salt Lake City Community and Neighbors. Work in the public way includes replacement or new construction of streets, sidewalks, curb and gutter, drive approaches, and utility excavations. Landscaping does not require a public way permit, unless heavey equipment is used to move material.

Click here to search the city’s permit database. (Click the Engineering tab.)

Requirements for Obtaining A Permit

All contractors applying for a public way permit must have a Utah State contractor’s license, post a bond ($15,000 is the standard amount for typical excavations), and provide a current certificate of insurance, which includes general liability, workers compensation, and automobile liability.

Salt Lake City Engineering Division’s Insurance, Bonding, and License Information Packet.

Residents performing work in the public way adjacent to their property may elect to do the work without hiring a licensed contractor but must obtain a public way permit and provide proof of homeowner’s insurance with limited liability coverage. The license and bonding requirements are waived.

A set of plans, commensurate with the scope and complexity of the work, must be submitted when applying for the permit application.  Depending on the extent of work, approval may be required from the following additional city departments:

  • Planning
  • Transportation
  • Public Utilities Department
  • Any other department having a vested interest in the proposed work

Applicants must provide the name, address, and phone number of the contractor, resident, or permit applicant; a scope of work statement, and a construction schedule including proposed start and completion dates.

A permit fee is charged based on the SLC Permit Fee Schedule.  Fees for public way permits vary according to the type of work and the time of year.

All public way work must be accomplished in accordance with City Engineering regulations, standard plans and specifications, and the Traffic Barricade Manual.

A traffic control permit ($32.00 fee) is required from the City’s Transportation Division: 349 South 200 East Suite 150, 535-6630.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Chien Hwang at 801-535-6396 or chien.hwang@slcgov.com.

Transportation Permits

Residential Parking Permit

Certain areas within the city, like hospitals, universities, etc. attract non-residents to seek parking in/near residential areas. This can sometimes place undue hardship on area residents and property owners by contributing to excess noise, air pollution, litter, traffic hazards, congestion and severe shortage of available on-street parking spaces. By preventing all day, (non-resident) vehicle parking in a qualifying area, it can address these problems.

For more information about this program, and to apply or renew your residential parking permit, visit this page.

Dumpsters and Moving Containers

Do you need a dumpster or moving containers curbside? Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. A Traffic Control Permit is required to place a moving containers or dumpster on the shoulder of the road, a fee will be charged for the length of the permit.
  2. Every moving container or dumpster must have four lighted Type 1 barricades, one for each corner (SLC does not provide).
  3. A container or dumpster may also require a Parking Permit if there is restricted parking – i.e. parking meter, 2 hour parking signs, residential parking areas, etc. (additional fees may be required if this is the case).
  4. A Public Right-of-Way Permit from the Engineering Division is also required for containers and dumpsters. Call 801-535-6248.

To apply for a Traffic Control Permit, please come to the Transportation Division permits office located at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150. Questions? Call 801-535-6630.

Green Vehicle Parking Stickers

Vehicles that achieve a designated city fuel economy are eligible for a special parking merit that allows free parking for up to two hours in Salt Lake City parking meters. If your vehicle qualifies for a SLC Green Vehicle parking permit, please bring the following items to the Transportation Division office at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150 during regular business hours:

  1. Registration
  2. Driver’s license
  3. Qualifying Green Vehicle
  4. Proof of Utah residency if your vehicle registration is from a state other than Utah (lease, rental agreement, deed or two utility bills)

Click here for more information on this program.

Traffic Control Permit

If you need to close a city-owned street for any length of time, you will be required to obtain a Traffic Control Permit. Permits cost $31 for the length of the permit. If your road closure also restricts access to on-street parking, you will be required to obtain Parking Meter Permits (see below) as well.

To apply for a Traffic Control Permit, please come to the Transportation Division permits office located at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150. Questions? Call 801-535-6630.

Parking Meter Permit

If you need to to block one or more on-street public parking spaces for your work, you will be required to obtain a Parking Meter Permit. Permits cost $31 per stall, per day. To apply for a Parking Meter Permit, please come to the Transportation Division permits office located at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150. Questions? Call 801-535-6630.

Construction Design, Reviews, & Sign-Off

Design Guides & Standards

Check the Helpful Design Guides & Standards webpage for resources and information about design standards and roadway policies.

Certificate of Occupancy Permit

When you phone into our office you will be required to provide us with a project number, an address and a contact person’s name and phone number. We will also need to know if this is a residential property or commercial property. In most cases we will field review the sight within the same day or next day.

What we look for in our transportation inspection

  1. Ingress and egress from the site. We check for proper sight distance on either side of the driveway(s). That trees, power poles, signs and other obstructions are out of the Sight Distance Triangle. Providing adequate sight distance allows for a safer entrance and exit from public streets. We look for driveway grades, widths, oneway-twoway designation, etc.
  2. Striping of the parking lot. That all lane lines are well spaced and that they meet city standards. That all parking stalls are evenly spaced and allow for access between vehicles. Grades of parking areas, maximum slope exposed to ice and snow conditions are 4% from side to side and 6% front to back.
  3. ADA striping of parking stalls. The first stall needs to be van accessible, 16 feet wide. An 8 foot wide stall and an 8 foot wide cross hatched area for loading is required. A standard ADA stall is 13 feet wide (8 feet for the vehicle and 5 feet for loading). Each stall shall be marked with ADA pavement marking in the center of the stall as well as an ADA sign placed in front of the stall either on a pole or on the wall of the building as to not impede waking in front of vehicle. A single loading area between two ADA stalls can be used. The sign needs to be 60 inches above the parking surface to the bottom of the sign. The side slope and front to back slope of the ADA Staging area shall not exceed 2%. A ramp opening per ADA standards needs to be provided near the ADA stall that allows for easy access into the building.
  4. Bike Rack: A bike rack needs to be installed. Five percent of the required parking stall requirement is to be accommodated with bike parking. It should be visible from the public street, as near as practical to the front entrance where it can be visibly seen. The rack is to be of the type to support the bike by the frame. The bike rack may be mounted on any accessible surface such as grass or concrete.
  5. Pedestrian; access from the public way to the parking lot and to the building shall be safe and unobstructed per ADA / building code standards (stairs, rails, ramps etc as needed). In conjunction with City Engineering inspections we will look at the public sidewalk for tripping hazards, ADA ramps at intersections etc.)

After our inspection we will sign off approval for your Certificate of Occupancy (CO). If the work is incomplete we will discuss the items needed for full inspection compliance (punch list) and then return promptly to the job site after you have made the correction on the punch list, per your return phone call. A temporary permit will be issued only if all public safety issues have been addressed, (such as stocking shelves or phasing the building occupancy etc.) in order to assist you in your project completion.

Demolition Permit

When you phone into our office you will be required to provide us with a flag number, an address and a contact person’s name and phone number. We will also need to know if this is a residential property or commercial property. In most cases we will field review the sight within the same day or next day.

What we look for in our transportation inspection

  1. Location of the structure in relation to the area that the rubble is pulled to known as the work area. This determines if the work can be done on site or needs to be done in the public area.
  2. How close the public sidewalk and public street or public alley is to the structure. If there is a large distance between the structure and the sidewalk or the street or alley you will most likely not be required to install barricading. If the sidewalk or street is to close to the structure you will be required to install barricading to protect the public. This requires you to come into our office and receive guidance on how the barricading is to be laid out. You are required to provide a sight plan of the area showing the public sidewalk and public street.

After our field inspection we will call in the location to the permit counter as a “No Barricading Required” or “Barricading Required.”

The process of obtaining a “Demo” permit is four to five steps;

  1. Call our office for an inspection.
  2. Our field review of the location.
  3. Our phone in report of our findings.
  4. You may then receive you permit with a “No Barricading Required” or “Barricading Required.”
  5. If you receive a “Barricading Required”, you will need to stop into our office at 450 South 200 East, Suite 450 (4th floor) to receive instruction on how the barricading is to be laid out.

Design Guides & Manuals

ADA Guide for Pedestrian Accessibility During Construction

Click here to review the Salt Lake City ADA Compliance Manual for accommodating pedestrian access during construction.

SLC Traffic Control Manual for Construction

  • Traffic control manual, pages 25 to 70
  • page 25 – Work Outside the Shoulder
  • page 26 – Work on Shoulder or Parking Lane
  • page 27 – Shoulder Closed on Divided Roadway
  • page 28 – Work in Center of Road (Maintaining Two-Way Traffic, 35 MPH or Less)
  • page 29 – Work in Travel Lane (Maintaining Two-Way Traffic, 35 MPH or Less
  • page 30 – Lane Closure on a Low-Volume Road (No Flagger, Traffic Self-Regulating, 25 MPH or Less)
  • page 31 – Lane Closure on a Two-Lane, Low-Volume, Low Speed (30 mph or less) Road (One Flagger Operation)
  • page 32 – Lane Closure on a Two-Lane Road (Two Flagger Operation)
  • page 33 – Temporary Road Closure (Not to Exceed 15 Minutes)
  • page 34 – Center Turn Lane Closed on a Three-Lane, Two-Way Road
  • page 35 – Lane Shift on a Three-Lane, Two-Way Road
  • page 36 – Lane Closure on a Four-Lane, Undivided Road
  • page 37 – Lane Closure on Divided Roadway
  • page 38 – Double Lane Closure on Divided Roadway
  • page 39 – Center Lane Closure on Divided, Multi-Lane Roadway (Speeds of 35 MPH or Less
  • page 40 – Half Road Closure on Multi-Lane Roadway
  • page 41 – Half Road Closure on Multi-Lane Roadway (cont.)
  • page 42 – Lane Closure in Advance of an Intersection (Work Area on the Through Road)
  • page 43 – Lane Closure in Advance of an Intersection (Work Area on the Side Road)
  • page 44 – Lane Closure Beyond an Intersection (Work Area on the Through Road)
  • page 45 – Lane Closure Beyond an Intersection (Work Area on the Side Road)
  • page 46 – Left Lane Closure on Far Side of Intersection (Speeds of 35 MPH or Less)
  • page 47 – Right Lane Closure on Far Side of Intersection (Speeds of 35 MPH or Less)
  • page 48 – Closure in the Center of an Intersection
  • page 49 – Surveying
  • page 50 – Street Closure with Detour
  • page 51 – Street Closure with Turn Lanes
  • page 52 – Pedestrian and Worker Safety
  • page 53 – Sidewalk Closure Pedestrian Detour
  • page 54 – Sidewalk Closure Pedestrian Walkway Provided
  • page 55 – Sidewalk Corner Closure
  • page 56 – Construction Fence
  • page 57 – Canopied Walkway at Mid-Block
  • page 58 – Canopied Walkway at Corner
  • page 59 – Typical Canopied Walkway Detail
  • page 60 – Canopied Walkway Notes
  • page 61 – Mobile Operations
  • page 62 – Intermittent and Continuously Moving Mobile Operations
  • page 63 – On the Shoulder
  • page 64 – On the Shoulder (continued)
  • page 65 – On a Two-Lane Road
  • page 66 – On a Two-Lane Road (continued)
  • page 67 – On a Two-Lane Road Using Flaggers
  • page 68 – On a Two-Lane Road Using Flaggers (continued)
  • page 69 – On a Multi-Lane Road
  • page 70 – On a Multi-Lane Road (Continued)

Utah LTAP Typical Application Guidance