If you are planning any activity that might block a public road, you’ll need a Road Occupancy Permit. You need to get this permit before you start any work. You’ll need a permit if your work will:
- Restrict road access
- Disrupt vehicle or pedestrian traffic flow
- Put materials of any kind on the road
- Place a moving container or disposal bin on the road
- Store construction or landscaping materials beyond private property
- Cross the boulevard to gain site access where there is no depressed curb or paved driveway
- Involve workers on the road
- Obstruct the sidewalk with workers or equipment.
Why do I need a permit?
Public roads are shared spaces. People need to use our roads and arrive at their homes or places of work easily. A permit lets the City:
- Make sure a disturbance is necessary
- Ensure the road is used in a safe way
- Coordinate activities to reduce public impact
- Ensure City property is protected from damages
It takes five days for the City to review and issue a permit. Each permit costs at least $60. You can read more details in the Road Occupancy Bylaw 2018-109 [PDF]
Apply for a Permit
Please fill out this Road Occupancy Permit Application [PDF].