No. Per City Code Chapter 22, dumpsters are not allowed on city property or right of way, including streets, alleys, boulevards and sidewalks. Dumpsters must be placed on private property, such as a driveway or yard/lawn.
Can I request temporary no parking signs for work in the city right of way?
Yes. Temporary no parking signs may be requested if you have a permit to work within the right of way. A separate refundable deposit fee will be collected for the usage of city owned signs. The deposit fee is $25 per sign (minimum $100 permit). The contractor is responsible for installing the signs and returning them to the city.
Can I request to close a city street for work performed in within the city right of way?
Yes. Street closures can be requested for work that will be conducted within the right of way. Closures will not be granted for block parties or other events that do not have any physical work within the right of way. The police, fire and operations departments must all approve of the closure.
How can I arrange for an inspection for my right of way permit?
To arrange for an inspection regarding your right of way permit, contact the engineering department at 952.924.2656. Inspections must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Inspections are available during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Inspection are not done on weekends or holidays.
How do I determine the excavation length, width and depth if I am not sure how large the excavation will be?
Excavation must be done in accordance with all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. If the size of the excavation is unknown, determine the minimum dimensions of pavement removal and replacement. Use these dimensions on the permit application form. Pavement removals will be marked by the city inspector in the field prior to restoration.
How do I know that the work has been done satisfactorily?
The inspector will inspect the repair after the excavation is paved. It is not necessary to call the inspector for this inspection. If the work is deemed to be inadequate, the inspector will contact the contractor and request that the work be corrected within two weeks. If the work is not corrected in the given time frame, the city can opt for other measures to correct the problem.
How long must I guarantee the pavement repair or other work will last?
Pavement repairs must be guaranteed for a minimum of two years from the date of inspection. If repairs are needed during the year, the inspector will contact the contractor and request that the work be corrected within two weeks. If the work is not corrected in the given time frame, the city can opt for other measures to correct the problem.
My work involves excavation in the boulevard and street. Which box do I check on the permit application form for type of surface to be disturbed?
Check all applicable boxes. For example, if the excavation takes place in a bituminous street and in the boulevard, check both of these boxes.
What should I put for the date of work to begin on the right of way permit application form if I’m not sure when the work will begin?
If you are not sure if the date the work will begin, put “unknown” in the space for date of work to begin and indicate an approximate time frame (ie. within the next week). The end date of the work should typically not be greater than one month after the anticipated start date. The contractor is responsible for calling the city at least 48 hours prior to beginning any work.
Note: Permits are only valid for six months from the date of issuance.
What type of work requires a right of way permit?
Any work (above or below ground) performed in the City of St Louis Park within the street right of way requires a permit, including irrigation and driveways. The right of way is located within the street section and typically 10 to 15 feet behind the curb.
When is an inspection needed for a right of way permit?
Inspection checkpoints will be noted when a right of way permit is issued on the inspection record.