Public 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.
Policies and procedures regarding the temporary use of the public right-of-way of the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall
This document summarizes the key issues related to the issuance of banner permits in the City and County of Denver.
A permit is required for Bike Parking in the right-of-way. Find information and apply.
Standards for the closure of the streets/alleys for private use to safeguard the interests of the applicants as well as the general public. Block Party permits are for residential street/alley closures only, all other closures are permitted under Special Events
Permitting process for containers (roll-offs, dumpsters, and other types of containers) placed in the public Right-of Way during construction or demolition.Revocable Street Occupancy Permit (RSOP) is required:
Additional Information -
All dumpsters/containers placed within the Right-of-Way are subject to inspection by City Inspectors.
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).
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.
Information on the requirements for issuing a permit & placement of these items on the City of Denver right-of-way.
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.
Denver Special Events can help guide you in planning, permitting and producing your public festival or other special event.
Information on the various permit types and the requirements for street furniture, tables, chairs & railings.
Street occupancy forms include instructions for submittal and the minimum required processing time.
Additional Street Occupancy Information
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.
The objective of the transit amenity program is to improve the city’s streetscape and improve existing bus stop amenities. It permits private vendors to install new advertising shelters, kiosks and city standard benches at bus stops.
Less appealing advertising benches will be removed when other amenities are available for those locations. For each shelter and kiosk a vendor installs, they will be required to install a certain number of city standard benches at different bus stop locations.
Ordinance No. 466, Series of 2001 authorizes bus shelters and kiosks bearing advertising in the public right of way, adopted by council in June 2001.
Rules and Regulations for Bus Bench, Shelter and Kiosk Permitting were approved by the Manager of Public Works in June 2001. Please view the procedures for the issuance of Revocable Permits for advertising benches and the installation of City standard benches, bus shelters and kiosks bearing advertising on the public right-of-way.
No city funding is needed for this program. Private vendors fund the purchase of the amenities as well as site improvements, including concrete pads at the stop if no pad exists, and regular maintenance.
Permits are required of any vendor and/or organization that installs an amenity at a bus stop (this includes RTD). These are annual, revocable permits.
If you observe problems regarding damage or maintenance of transit amenity facilities, please call 720-91-FIXIT
One-Time (or Special Event) Valet require licensed valet operators to apply for a
required street occupancy permit application and in some cases, a
meter bag permit application - please note "Valet" on the application. The applicant must show a copy of their
valet operator license at the time of application.
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.
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.
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).
Erosion Control Requirements
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.
Description of the process for issuance of a permit for Groundwater Remediation
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).
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.