Permits


Construction Permit (Updated 10/20/21)

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 any work begins. (Typically, the right-of-way includes everything from back of City sidewalk across the street to back of City sidewalk.) 

Any work done without permit and or inspection will be removed and replaced under permit and inspection at the Contractors or property owner's expense.   The property owner will be notified and given a date at which this work must be completed.   If the work is not completed by the due date.   The City will do the work and invoice the property owner. 

Class one or Class two flashing barricades must be in place around all work areas before any work starts, sawing included.

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

This permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 201 Delafield Street 2nd floor counter.

Concrete Contractors or those doing Concrete work: must be bonded and Insured (Certificate of Liability Insurance) with the City of Waukesha. The forms for bonding can be obtained at the City of Waukesha Engineering office. Once the bond is approved by the Board of Public Works, they are valid for one year. Concrete Layers Bond (PDF)

Asphalt Contractors:  Need a Certificate of Liability Insurance approved by The City of Waukesha 

Mud Jacking Contractors: :  Need a Certificate of Liability Insurance approved by The City of Waukesha 

Saw Cutting contractors: :  Need a Certificate of Liability Insurance approved by The City of Waukesha 

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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 return it to:

Velvet Weier
201 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

Erosion Control / Storm Water Permit Fees (PDF)

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Street & Alley Opening Permit (Updated 10/20/21)

A permit is required for anyone intending to excavate / work within the right-of-way of any public street / alley or public owned land.. (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.

The fee for this Permit is $80.00 for each permit (late fee $160.00). Further charges will be required for permanent restoration done by the City or its contractors in hard surfaces.  Grass restoration will be the responsibility of the permitting contractor.

The Excavation / Work Within the City Right of Way permit can be obtained from the Engineering Department at 201 Delafield Street.

 A Certificate of liability Insurance is required. 

If the nature of the work also includes water 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 201 Delafield Street.

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Utility Permit (Updated 10/20/21)

A Utility Permit is required anytime a utility company is working in the public right-of-way or on public land.

The Utility must be registered with the City of Waukesha, before any permits are issued. 

The fee for the Utility Permit is $35.00.  multiple permits maybe issued depending on the job size.   There will be a separate fee for each permit. 

After the Utility permit has been approved by the City.   A Excavation / Work Within the City Right of Way Permit can be issued. 

Only the Utility can apply for and take out a Utility permit, along with its corresponding Excavation / Work Within the City Right of Way Permits. 

Contact the City of Waukesha Engineering Department at 262-524-3600 for more information 

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Oversize/Overweight (OSOW) Authorization to Transport

An OSOW Permit is required for any vehicle meeting or exceeding the following conditions to access City streets, easements, or right-of-way:

  • 80,000 pounds or greater gross vehicle weight
  • 9 feet or greater width
  • 75 feet or greater length
  • 14 feet or greater height
  • Whenever the posted weight limit of a road is below the gross vehicle weight being transported

There is no fee for OSOW Permits or application submittals.

Submit OSOW Permit Applications two days in advance to:

OSOW@waukesha-wi.gov
262-225-7901
201 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

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