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Right of Way Excavation Permit

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This permit is for excavation in the public right of way, within the city limits of the city of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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A right-of-way excavation permit is required for any work being performed outside the private property. Excavations may include:
     Sidewalk Construction
     Curb / Gutter / Opening
     Driveway Construction
     Sanitary Sewer Service Repair / Installation
     Water Service Repair / Installation
     Storm Sewer Service Repair / Installation
     Tree Planting
     Fiber Installation

Right of Way Excavation permits, once submitted, will be reviewed for approval. All required information must be supplied. Once the data is available, the review process will evaluate the location, type, and date of the work, as well as the traffic control plan and whether or not registration is current. All circumstances will be considered, especially the impact on the public and public safety.
If additional information is required, contact will be made by email or phone to process the permit. Plans can be emailed to
Once approved an email or a phone message will be made with an approval statement.
Construction may not commence until approval is received.
The Contractor or the Homeowner, whoever is actually doing the work, must contact the Engineer's Office with a date of excavation, if it is not the same as that submitted.  Any change in date may cause delay in processing, if additional approval is needed due to public circumstances.
Upon submittal of this form you shall be under the compliance of the following paragraph:
In accordance with the provisions of Section 573 of the Code of Iowa, I, the undersigned, agree to warranty the work set out on this permit, from the date of completion and inspection, for a period of not less than 4 years for Storm / Sanitary Sewer, Water Main, and Streets, and 2 years for PCC Patch work.  The undersigned guarantees to perform this work in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the City Engineer, and in compliance with the Ordinance of the City of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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Contractor or Homeowner Billing Information

This permit request is required for the person that will actually be doing the improvement. This will be EITHER the Contractor or the Homeowner. All billing will be addressed to this name and address.
Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
Phone #*
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Today's Date*
 Today's Date

Excavation Site

Address Type*
Second portion of ZIP Code is optional.
If there is more than one purpose of excavation you can hold the Ctrl button and mouse click each selection required.
Installation Method 
Date of Actual Excavation*
 Date of Actual Excavation
Will a street or lane closure be required?*

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David Fierke, City Manager
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