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

Key Information

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].