Basic Right-of-Way Online Construction Details Right-of-Way Permits Sidewalks Residential: Minimum 4-foot wide and www.independencemo.org/publicworks 4-inch thick concrete matching surround- ing sidewalk. Minimum 6-inch thick con- Right-of-Way Inspections crete at drive approaches with 6-inch by Trisha Bernotas 6-inch welded wire fabric. Engineer Tech II Commercial: Minimum of 5-foot wide, or matching surrounding sidewalk, and 816-325-7781 816-935-1921 Online 8-inch thick concrete with 6-inch by 6-inch welded wire fabric. Zan McKinney Engineer Tech II 816-325-7781 Right-Of-Way Driveway Approach Residential: Must be between 12 to 25 feet at street and 6-inch thick concrete 816-335-5581 Permits with 6-inch by 6-inch welded wire fabric. Trafﬁc Control questions Donna Coatsworth Commercial: Must be between 15 to 20 Trafﬁc Engineer feet for one-way trafﬁc, and 26 to 40 feet 816-325-7608 for two-way trafﬁc at the right-of-way line. Minimum of 8-inch thick concrete with 6-inch by 6-inch welded wire fabric. Public Works Department Six inches of AB3 (rock) or similar backﬁll compacted to 95% density is required for 325-7600 111 East Maple Avenue all paved work. Independence, MO 64050 Printed on Recycled Paper www.independencemo.org Right-of-Way Cost of Work Work Regulations The right-of-way is the area of land that The starting cost of a right-of-way permit There are City Code guidelines for con- coincides with all City-maintained streets. is $70, which includes a $35 permit fee struction and repairs of street, sidewalk, The right-of-way includes the street and the and a $35 inspection fee. All work done curb, driveway and natural land in the right- tracts of land on either side of the street, in the right-of-way requires an inspec- of-way. A basic guideline of the regulations generally a distance of 10 to 12 feet lead- tion. The only exception is work done to is viewable during the permit application ing away from the back edge of the street a private residential driveway approach. process. In addition, a copy is emailed to or curb. The City holds right to these areas The fee for a private drive is $35. the permit applicant with a copy of the ap- to control the work done on and near the proved, paid permit. streets and utilites. Additional costs are calculated for mul- tiple openings, openings to streets that If construction work requires that trafﬁc be The Permit System have been overlaid in the previous three blocked or closed in order for the work to years, and trenches or openings that are proceed, the applicant will be required to The City of Independence online right-of- 200 linear feet or longer. For example, a review and follow the City’s trafﬁc control way permit system makes it easier and business installing new gas line services guidelines. The guidelines, which are es- faster to obtain the proper permits to do to every house on a block must pay a tablished by state and federal mandate, work in the City’s right-of-way. This allows $70 permit fee each time they cut into will be emailed with the approved permit. citizens and business owners to obtain the right-of-way. permits 24 hours a day, not just during City More information about work regulations is Hall business hours. The Online Permit System allows appli- available in person or by telephone from Online Payments cants to enter multiple addresses under one permit, as long as the same work is the Public Works Department. The same rules apply for the online permits as for permits issued at City Hall. Private being done at each address. The fees are automatically ﬁgured and totaled at Work Inspections contractors will be asked to ﬁnd their busi- the end of the process. The applicant All work in the right-of-way, except a resi- ness license from the list provided by the is responsible to pay fees for any addi- dential driveway approach, must be in- City. If you do not have a business license, tional work not listed in the permits but spected. Inspections of street cut repairs, you must obtain one before attempting any undertaken during the construction pro- sidewalk and curb pours, and commercial work in Independence. Private citizens cess. driveway approaches require an inspec- must ﬁll out an information form before go- tion after the work site has been properly ing on to the permit section. Private citi- backﬁlled and compacted and the forms zens are not allowed to attempt any work are set. Inspections for cuts on natural that involves cutting or repairing any City- land require the site to be repaired to its owned street. previous condition.
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