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Surface Water Management
Right of Way Use Permits
Chapter 12.04 of the Des Moines Municipal Code, the City of Des Moines Right of Way Use Code, requires a right of way use permit for any private use of a public right-of-way.
A type C permit authorizes activities that will alter the appearance of or disturb the surface, supersurface, or subsurface of the right of way on a temporary or permanent basis, and includes boring, culverts, street trenching, and utility installation / repair / replacement.
A type D permit authorizes long term and permanent activities for extended periods of time which will not physically disturb the right of way, but involves the use of a right of way for structures, facilities, haul routes and uses that involve capital expenditures and long-term commitments, and includes underground rights and utility facilities.
An estimate of the construction cost must accompany the permit application. Work within the public right of way will be charged a variable permit fee based on a fee schedule approved by the city.
Right of Way Use Permit Application
Right of Way Construction Standards and Requirements
Policy Regarding Underground Utility Locations
DMMC Chapter 12.04
DM.A7.1 - Pavement Patch Details: General Requirements
DM.A7.2 - Pavement Patch Details: Transverse Cuts
DM.A7.3 - Pavement Patch Details: Longitudinal Cuts
DM.A7.4 - Pavement Patch Details: Planning and Transverse Joints
DM.A7.5 - Pavement Patch Details: Exploratory Pothole Cuts
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