Permits


Construction

Erosion Control / Storm Water
Street & Alley Opening
Street Occupancy
Utility

Construction Permit
Construction or replacement of sidewalks, roads, driveway approaches, or curb and gutter within the City of Waukesha's public right-of-way requires a permit before construction begins. (Typically, the right-of-way includes everything from back of City sidewalk across the street to back of City sidewalk.) The permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 130 Delafield Street.

Proper flashing barricades must be in place on sidewalk or in right-of-way before any work starts, sawing included.

Contractors must call for inspections before any placement of concrete or asphalt. Any work not inspected will be rejected and have to be replaced at contractor expense.

The fee for a Construction Permit is $65.00 (late fee $130.00).

Contractors doing concrete work must be bonded with the City of Waukesha. The forms for bonding can be obtained at the Engineering office or through the contractors insurance company. Once the bond is approved by the Board of Public Works, they are valid for one year. Concrete Layers Bond (PDF)
    
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Erosion Control / Storm Water Permit
Erosion Control permits help to ensure that the proper steps are taken to ensure that material disturbed during construction does not end up on other's property, nearby waterways, in City streets or storm sewers. This permit also used to ensure requirements are met regarding the maintenance of stormwater retention basins.

To apply for an Erosion Control / Storm Water permit, please fill out the Storm Water Permit Application (PDF) and Permit General Requirements (PDF) and return it to:

Gabe Szecsy
130 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

Erosion Control / Storm Water Permit Fees (PDF)
  
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Street & Alley Opening Permit
A permit is required for anyone intending to excavate within the right-of-way of any public street or alley. (Typically, the right-of-way includes everything from back of City sidewalk across the street to back of City sidewalk.) The permit holder must comply with the rules and regulations as established by ordinances in the City of Waukesha and will save the City harmless from all damages, costs and charges that may accrue from such excavation within the street, alley, etc. 

A traffic control plan must be approved prior to any work beginning and must be done according to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Signs and flashing barricades shall be in place before work in the right-of-way begins. Special permission is required to close a street.
 
The fee for a Street and Alley Opening Permit is $80.00 for each permit (late fee $160.00). Further charges may be required for permanent restoration done by the City or its contractors.

The Street & Alley Opening permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 130 Delafield Street.

For excavation work only, a Certificate of Insurance is required. If the nature of the work also includes sanitary or storm sewer work, a Drainlayer's Bond must also be completed.
 
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Street Occupancy Permit
A permit to temporarily occupy right-of-way of a street or alley is required for any unlicensed equipment, equipment without wheels, cranes, containers (i.e. dumpsters, pods) or material storage that will be placed in the right-of-way (including street, walk and terrace) for any length of time.

To obtain the permit the owner of the equipment, dumpsters or pods to occupy the right-of-way will need to submit a traffic control plan and certificate of liability insurance.

The fees for the Street Occupancy Permit are calculated by the day or week.

The permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 130 Delafield Street.

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Utility Permit
A Utility Permit is required anytime utility work is constructed in the public right-of-way. The contractor must be bonded or have a certificate of insurance.

The fee for the Utility Permit is $35.00.

Any utility work requiring the opening of the roadway will also require a Street & Alley Opening Permit.

The permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 130 Delafield Street.

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