Right of Way Permits

The city of Farmington requires permits for performing work in the city's right of way.  The Farmington Engineering Department uses the Dakota County One Stop Roadway Permit Shop to manage all right of way permits.  There are two types of right of way permits the city administers, Utility Right of Way Permits and Street/Curb Breaking Permits.

Application Process

Please visit the One Stop Roadway Permit Shop to begin the permit application process.  

If you are first time user of the One Stop system, you will need to register as a new user by clicking the Create Account link in the lower right corner of the page.

Utility Right Of Way Permit

Utility right of way permits are required for installation of utilities in the city's right of way.  When applying for this permit select "Utility Right Of Way Permit" as the permit type in the One Stop Roadway Permit Shop system.  The permit fee is $90.

Street/Curb Breaking Permit

Street/curb breaking permits are required for disturbing curb, streets, sidewalks, and trails that are installed in the city's right of way.  When applying for this permit select "Application for Access - Residential" as the permit type in the One Stop Roadway Permit Shop system.  The permit fee is $70.  A separate surety deposit will be required (separate from the permit fee).  The surety amount requested will be based on the specific nature of the work being proposed. 

Gopher State One Call for Excavations

Excavators (including homeowners), throughout Minnesota are responsible for notifying Gopher State One Call of their proposed excavations. The call center will notify participating underground facility operators, so they can mark the location of their facilities. You can notify Gopher State One Call at their website or by calling 651-454-0002.

If you are a contractor working for a homeowner, it is your responsibility to read the Gopher State One Call Handbook.

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