Right-of-Way Permit

Person digging a hole with a shovel near a sidewalkThe City of Maplewood has adopted a Right-of-Way Ordinance (PDF) to manage the public rights-of-way. The ordinance was adopted on December 11, 2017.

The public rights-of-way are used to locate public utilities such as:

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Sanitary sewer
  • Storm sewer
  • Telephone
  • Water main
  • Other utilities

Sharing these same rights-of-way are the City's streets, sidewalks, and trail networks.

During the course of a year there are numerous intrusions into the right-of-way that are necessary to install, repair, or remove utilities. Each intrusion into the right-of-way has the potential to degrade the useful life of the right-of-way.


This ordinance is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, protect the City's infrastructure, and ensure the appropriate use of the right-of-way. By adopting this ordinance, the City is able to maintain its right-of-way in a state of good repair and keep it free from unnecessary encumbrances.

Submit Your Permit

If you are doing any work that could potentially affect the right-of-way please contact Public Works at 651-249-2400.

You may submit your Right-of-Way Permit Application (PDF) in-person, fax it to 651-249-2409, or email your right-of-way permit.