The City owns or holds an interest in various properties throughout the community, which include roads, sidewalks, and easements granted for utility lines, public access, and open spaces.
When is a ROW Permit Required?
Right-of-way permits are required when home owners, businesses, or public utilities install improvements in the City's rights-of-way and easements. Some examples are: driveways, sidewalk, fences, and utility placement.
When is an Encroachment Permit Required?
Encroachment permits are required whenever a private improvement is constructed within the City right-of-way. They are commonly used when fences are placed at the back of sidewalk.
ROW/Encroachment Permit Application Process
ROW and Encroachment permits are typically issued in conjunction with a building permit. A site plan detailing the proposed work must be submitted at the time of application. All permit applications will be reviewed to determine if they present a public health or safety hazard, and comply with current standards. ROW Permit Application.
The basic ROW permit fee is $50. In addition to the permit fee, the City of Pasco charges for inspection services on development projects. Effective January 1, 2011, inspection fees will be billed out at $90 for the first hour and $60 each additional hour/per project; and will be done monthly.
Construction and Contractors
Permit applicants must provide the name of the contractor that will be working in the right of way. The contractor must possess a current City of Pasco Business License. More information on getting a business license can be found here.