Engineering
THE CITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA

Permits

Driveway Apron (Curb Cut) Application | Erosion Control Permit  |  Excavation Permit  Misc Occupy/Obstruction Permit  |  Moving Permit  |  Parking Permits  |  Park Point Sand Transfer Permit  |  Soil Boring Permit  Transportation/Oversized Load Permit

 

  • Driveway Apron (Curb Cut) Application:
  • Erosion Control Permit:
    • Greater than 3,000 s.f. and less than 10,000 s.f.: $150
    • Greater than 10,000 s.f. and less than 1 acre: $300
    • Equal to or greater than 1 acre: see permit
  • Excavation Permit:
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    • If you are a new applicant and need to be set up with a contractor login or have questions about the online application process, please contact Jeanne Horn at jhorn@duluthmn.gov or (218) 730-5200. 
    • Excavation within the public right-of-way for sanitary/storm sewer connections or repairs, steam line repair, gas/water connections, repairs, or leaks requires an excavation permit secured by a bonded and insured contractor.
    • A surety bond in the sum of $10,000 and a general comprehensive liability insurance policy is required before a permit can be issued. Permits may be issued on the day of the request if all requirements are met.
    • Permits are issued for a two week period; however, the contractor is responsible for the maintenance of the trench caused by the excavation.
    • Fee: $70.00

  • Miscellaneous (Obstruction/Occupy) Permit: 
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    • Online Obstruction Permit Instructions
    • If you are a new applicant and need to be set up with a contractor login or have questions about the online application process, please contact Jeanne Horn at jhorn@duluthmn.gov or (218) 730-5200. 
    • Occupying any portion of the public right-of-way may require a miscellaneous permit. Many activities such as sidewalk repairs, roll-off boxes, driveway aprons (curb cuts), scaffolding for building repair and maintenance, blocking any portion of the right-of-way with construction vehicles, materials or any other activity that results in the obstruction of a portion or all of a street, alley, or sidewalk may necessitate a miscellaneous permit.
    • A surety bond in the sum of $10,000 and a general comprehensive liability insurance policy is required before a miscellaneous permit can be issued.  Permits may be issued on the day of application if all requirements are met.
    • Minimum fee: $40.00 The actual cost is variable depending upon the area involved plus any parking meters.
    • Refer to the occupy permit calculation form.
    • To obtain an obstruction permit for an event, please see the Special Event License under the City Clerk's Office.

  • Moving Permit (permit to move structures):
    • Contact Construction Services and Inspection Division at (218) 730-5300 for more information and to request the moving permit form.
    • If a mover is not state licensed, a Transportation/Oversized Load Permit is required and the mover may only move a structure less than 16'x20'.
    • If a mover is state licensed, a Transportation/Oversized Load Permit is not required.  Only state licensed movers are allowed to move structures 16'x20' or larger.
    • Mobile home moving note: only state licensed movers may move a new unit.  Those without a state license may only move used units.
    • Minnesota state highways- to move a structure using state highways, contact MnDOT for the proper state forms.
    • County roads/highways in St. Louis County- to move a structure using St. Louis County roads/highways, contact St. Louis County for the proper county forms.

 

 

  • Park Point Sand Transfer Permit:
    • Note: Sand may not be removed from Park Point.  Sand may only be moved from one parcel to another on Park Point on approval of the Park Point Sand Transfer Permit.
    • Contact Engineering at (218) 730-5200 for more information.

  • Soil boring Permit:
    • Contact Engineering at (218) 730-5200 for more information.
    • Fee: $40.00

  • Transportation/Oversized Load Permit:
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    • Transportation/Oversized Load Permit Instructions
    • If you are a new applicant and need to be set up with a contractor login or have questions about the online application process, please contact Jeanne Horn at jhorn@duluthmn.gov or (218) 730-5200. 
    • If you have technical questions about transporting oversized loads in general, please contact Taryn Erickson, Traffic Engineer, at tjerickson@duluthmn.gov or (218) 730-5087. 
    • Moving vehicles, small structures, materials, and/or mobile homes where the size and/or weight exceed the maximum standards applicable through state law require a transportation permit.  Any load exceeding these dimensions require a transportation permit:
      • Maximum height: 13' 6"
      • Maximum width: 8' 6"
      • Examples of oversized loads: 10'x10' garage, 10' trusses that overhang trailer, equipment that overhangs trailer, interstate and intrastate carriers with a Duluth destination, etc.
    • Escorts:
      • Any load with a width that crosses the center line or another driving lane in the same direction.
      • Loads wider than 14' 6".
      • Duluth Police Department may be able to provide an escort depending upon availability of personnel.  Fees may be charged.  Contact Traffic division at (218) 730-5030 for more information.
    • Fees:
      • Single movement: $30.00
      • Seasonal: $100.00
      • Fracture-critical bridge crossing: $300 minimum plus $150 per hour for any review greater than two hours.
    • Carrier's Responsibilities:
      • Call the Engineering office well in advance of the proposed trip to allow for permit review.
      • Review the Duluth Truck Routing Map.
      • Determine if vehicle is able to maneuver sharp turns on approved route.
      • Determine if vehicle is within bridge clearance parameters.

 

City of Duluth Public Works & Utilities Department, Engineering Division
City Hall, Room 211
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5200

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Emergency Numbers:

24-hour gas emergency number: (218)730-4100

24-hour general emergency number (use for sanitary sewer, stormwater, streets, and furnace problems): (218)730-4000

 

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