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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 (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
Miscellaneous (Occupy) Permit
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. See the Community Event Permits under the City Clerk's Office.
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 (insurance requirements document and street obstruction bond form). 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 (calculation form).
Driveway aprons: $70.00Soil borings $40.00 Call: (218) 730-5200 Engineering Division
Transportation/Oversized Load Permit
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
Permit may be printed from the web, completed in full by the applicant, and emailed to Jeanne Horn firstname.lastname@example.org (fax if necessary to 218-730-5907).
Please read the attached letter dated January 9, 2012. Note the second paragraph pertaining to Aerial Life Bridge which will now incorporate a fracture-critical bridge surcharge. [click here for letter]
Aerial Bridge Crossing
Fracture-critical surcharge: $300 minimum plus $150 per hour for any review greater than two hours.
Call the Engineering Division at 218\730-5200 well in advance of the proposed trip to allow for permit review.
Fees: $30.00 single movement $100.00 seasonalQuestions call: 218-730-5087 Taryn Erickson, Traffic Engineer
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the St. Louis County Public Works Department must approve state highways and county routes respectively:
Mn/DOT http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/oversize/oversize.htmlFor St. Louis County: call 218-625-3830 or go to http://stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/Permits/MovingPermits.aspx
Acceptable height: 13' 6"Acceptable width: 8' 6"
Items being transported exceeding these dimensions will require a transportation permit (link to permit).
Examples of, but not limited to, requiring a transportation permit:
Examples of, but not limited to, NOT requiring a transportation permit (remaining within the weight maximums):
IF an 8.5' x 12'x16' shed is positioned on the trailer so no portion of it overhangs the maximum allowance of 8' 6", a transportation permit may not be required.
Oversized transports moving through Duluth on state/county highways, a transportation permit may not be required.
Any load with a width that crosses the center line or another driving lane in the same direction.
Loads wider than 14' 6".
City of Duluth Police Department may able to provide an escort depending upon availability of personnel; fees may be charged. Contact Police Traffic at: 218/730-5030
Application: Haul Route Application
Carrier's Additional Responsibilities
Review the Duluth Truck Routing map.
Carrier must determine if vehicle is able to maneuver sharp turns on approved route.
Aerial bridge travel: call Engineering Division at 218/730-5200.Weight and width are critical.
Other bridge clearances
Mobile Home Movers
Dealers with a state license are exempt from the transportation permit.Only state licensed mobile home dealers are allowed to move:
New unitsUsed units 16'x20' or larger
New unitsUsed units 16'x20' or larger
Private parties moving a used mobile home under 16'x20' are required to secure a transportation permit.
Originates in Construction and Inspection Services
Movers without a state license must secure a transportation permit and may only move a structure less than 16'x20'.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the St. Louis County Public Works Department must approve state highways and county routes respectively.
For St. Louis County: call 218-625-3830 or go to http://stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/Permits/MovingPermits.aspx
Park Point Sand Transfer Permit
Sand may not be removed from Park Point.
Sand may be moved from one parcel to another on Park Point upon approval of the Park Point Sand Transfer Request Permit.
Call: 218/730-5200 Engineering Division
Residential Parking Permit
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