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Public Works Permits

(Street Closures, Block Parties, Events)

building and rooms arranged for special eventsPublic Works Permit Operations is your single point of contact for obtaining right of way permits for street closures, block parties, temporary signs, street furniture, pushcarts and parking. See below for permit requirements.

 

For best results, right-click to download PDF forms, then complete and use Save As in the application to save your data.

Right of Way Permits

Policies and procedures regarding the temporary use of the public right-of-way of the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall

Permit Requirements

A permit is required for Bike Parking in the right-of-way. Find information and apply.

Block Party permits are issued to residents only, for residential street/alley closures; all other closures are issued permits by Public Works as Special Events. See application requirements

All CONTAINERS — Dumpsters, Roll-offs and other Containers — require a permit. 

Requirements: Dumpster & Container Information Sheet

Application and Billing Information

Right of Way (ROW) is public property specifically dedicated as public thoroughfare and includes streets, alleys, sidewalks. When there is a need to locate privately owned improvements in the ROW, certain conditions must be met. Review the Rules and Regulations for Encroachments in the Public Right of Way (PDF).

If you are interested in applying for an Encroachment in the Public Right of Way, download the Application Form (PDF) and return by email.

Applying for an Enroachment in the Public Right of Way also requires completion of a Street Occupancy Request Form; see more details about Street Occupancy permitting.

The Department of Excise and Licenses issues licenses for food businesses and operations in Denver; see details for Retail Food Mobile Licenses.

Review the Denver Food Truck Guide (PDF) for information about parking.

Requirements for planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, or other plants on any public right-of-way or other public place in the city. 
For more information visit  Forestry.

permit is required to place a sign on the right-of-way

Information on the requirements for issuing a permit & placement of these items on the City of Denver right-of-way.

News and Drop Box requirements with application 

 

The links below will give you information on the requirements and types of parking permits available in Denver.

Submittal requirements for applications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for modification/creation of crossings to existing rail lines within the City and County of Denver.

Events that occupy public streets including parking lanes, bike lanes, alleys, sidewalks and tree lawns shall require a Revocable Street Occupancy Permit and/or meter bagging permit. See requirements for Public Works Right of Way Special Event Permit Requests

Information on the various permit types and the requirements for street furniture, tables, chairs & railings.
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A Temporary Sign is a sandwich board type sign or signs mounted on an “H” type base that may be permitted to be placed in the right-of-way.  Please click on the link below to obtain the guidelines and application for permitting and placement of a temporary sign. 

The City & County of Denver must be insured for liability whenever the public right-of-way is closed for block parties and similar events. The TULIP insurance is offered as a convenient way to comply with this requirement.

Permit Requirements

Application information

Any questions regarding one-time valet permits may be directed to  PWpermits@denvergov.org.
Also, details about the annual valet permit can be found  here.

 

Fees and Payments

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We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover as well as cash and personal checks at the counter. To set up a credit card payment account, download our credit card processing form.

Permit Fees

Storm Water & Sanitary Sewer Permits

Sumittal information for buildover of sewer main line can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see commercial and multi-residential (3 or more units).

All projects (capital projects & private development) located in the regulatory floodplain are required to obtain a floodplain permit. 

Floodplain permit entrance requirements (PDF)

Applications and submittals go through the SUDP process and must be submitted electronically. Submission information can be found at the Development Services SUDP page.

  • To determine if a project is located in a floodplain go to the Denver GIS Floodplain Map and search an address or click on the map for basic floodplain information.  More detailed floodplain information such as Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) or flood profiles can be obtained from FEMA’s Map Service Center.
  • Floodplain questions can be directed to the City's Floodplain Administrator, Jeremy Hamer at (720) 913-0720 or jeremy.hamer@denvergov.org

Single Family Residence Storm Water Problems

Homeowner's Guide to Runoff (PDF)

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see foundation only entrance requirements for construction phased projects.

The purpose is to establish a method of dealing with minor one-time discharges of unpolluted water to the sanitary sewer system.

See parking garage entrance requirements for additional specific information.

Sumittal information for private on-site sanitary sewers can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Sumittal information for private on-site storm sewers can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Submittal requirements and instructions for Uninspected Building Sewer Line Connection.

 NOTE : It is the intention of the Department of Public Works that all building sewer lines and connections are installed new for new structures, and reuse of existing building sewer lines and connections is highly discouraged.  Applicants should understand that very few applications are approved, as it is in the best interest of current and future property owners to install all new facilities.  Applicants should understand that the City is in no way obligated to grant these requests

Summary of the key issues related to the issuance of a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit for a structure to go from a septic tank connection to sanitary sewer mainline connection

Sumittal information for abandonment of sewer main line can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Sewer stub-In permits are requested in special circumstances such as when the contractor needs to install part of a building sewer service and the Sewer Use and Drainage permit for the building has not been issued.

Requirements related to the issuance of a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see residential single family & duplex (2 unit).

Single Family Residence Storm Water Problems

Homeowner's Guide to Runoff (PDF)

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see superstructure core and shell entrance requirements.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see temporary sales and construction trailer permit.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see tenant finish/alteration.

Submittal requirements and instructions for Uninspected Building Sewer Line Connection.

NOTE: It is the intention of Public Works that all sewer lines installed, replaced, cut-off, and/or rerouted must be inspected and water tested by a city inspector.

Applicants should understand that the City is in no way obligated to grant these requests as it is in the best interest of current and future property owners that proper inspection(s) have been done.