Customers with appointments can enter the Development Services Center at the City Operations Building using the third-floor bridge connected to the Evan V. Jones Parkade Terrace Level.


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Traffic Control Permit

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. The 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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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

Download and complete:

NOTE: The documents must be in PDF format. PDF icon View PDF requirements

Step 4

Apply for the permit

You will be required to upload the completed documents from Step 2.