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 (sample 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 (insurance requirements document and street obstruction bond form). 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.
Call: (218) 730-5200 Engineering Division