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Traffic Control Permit

 Permit Extensions! For permit extensions please submit a new request attaching the latest copy of the previously approved stamped permit. Please indicate in the description field dates required for the extension when uploading the attachment. After three (3) extensions a new filled out and signed PDF icon DS-269 form is required.


Traffic Control permits are required for all public improvement projects, construction projects or other work encroaching into the public right-of-way, including the sidewalks, parking spaces, medians, alleys and streets. A traffic control permit is also required for installing a temporary dumpster in the public right-of-way. This permit allows for the temporary use of a street, sidewalk or parking lane for business.

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What You Should Know



No exemptions. Permits may be revoked or denied by the City Engineer for violations.


All permits are subject to City inspections.

Apply for a Permit

Step 2

Read the PDF icon requirements for PDF file uploads.

Not following the PDF requirements will delay project review and approval.

Step 3

Download and complete:

Step 4

Your PDF documents MUST meet our upload requirements. See Step 2 for more info.

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Step 5

Apply for the permit

You will be required to upload the completed documents from Step 3. Submitting without all the requirements will result in delays.