Driveway permits are issued for new construction and for improvements to existing driveways--such as paving any existing gravel/earth driveway, or resurfacing an existing paved driveway or access. The intention of the driveway permit is to ensure proper drainage from the private driveway access to the public right-of-way on City accepted streets.
Approval by Planning Department Required
Modifications to driveways for the following must be approved by the Planning Department prior to issuance of a driveway permit by Public Works:
Any modification to an existing single family residence when the driveway will be greater than 1,500 square feet
Converting green space to a paved surface when the conversion is between 100 and 1,500 square feet.
For dwellings that have greater than two units
Any commercial establishment
Removal of Existing Curbing
Any driveway modification proposing the removal of existing curbing will require a site inspection and prior approval of the Department of Public Works before the issuance of a permit. The homeowner or the contractor normally obtains the driveway permit. A representative from the Dept. of Public Works must inspect the work while the contractor is performing the work. Therefore the homeowner/contractor must schedule the inspection a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Private Developments / Roads
Driveway permits are not required in private developments when connecting to private roads.