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Right-of-Way Activities & Permits

Apply for a permit, or understand how to submit a permit as a new/returning contractor.

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Application Help Sheet

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The Construction Coordination Section of the Construction Services Division organizes most activities conducted in public right-of-way, including issuing excavation/barricade permits, inspecting all barricaded sites, and distributing traffic bulletins to media outlets.


Click your desired format from the options below to download an application form:

  • Barricade/Excavation Permit Application      MS Word  PDF
  • Dumpster/Storage Pod Permit Application   MS Word  /  PDF
  • Block Party Permit Application                        MS Word  /  PDF


Please note, all applications must be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to your anticipated start date.

Also, please review our permit fees for estimating a general fee.

Permit Procedures for Contractors

Depending on your right-of-way activity, The Construction Services Department may require additional documentation or licensing before issuing a permit. These items may be proof of licensing, or certain bonds and certificates. Please review the Procedure to Obtain Permits (in the document below), and obtain the necessary bonds/licenses prior to submitting your application.

If you are unsure what documents you may need, please contact the Construction Services Department at 505-924-3400.

  • Contractor Procedures to Obtain Permits                MS Word  /  PDF


  • Bond Securing Payment of Permit Fees                  MS Word  /  PDF
  • Contractor's Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Bond       MS Word  /  PDF
  • Contractor's Excavation Bond                                  MS Word  /  PDF
  • Contractor's Affidavit Form                                       MS Word  /  PDF
  • Water Tapping Bond                                                  MS Word  /  PDF