What is the Right-of-Way?
All public roads are located within an area that is referred to as public right-of-way. Inside the Right-of-Way typically public facilities can be found such as:
- Roadway or driving surface
- Shoulders and ditch
- Public utilities
- Sidewalks, curbs, drive approach and tree lawn
- Traffic signs
Public right-of-way width is generally located from the back of sidewalk on one side of the road to the back of sidewalk on the other side.
When Do I Need to Obtain a Permit?
A Right-of-Way Construction Permit is required for any work in the public right-of-way (including, but not limited to, storm drainage, driveway installations, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, landscaping, irrigation installation, utility installations, tree removals or any other excavation or installation in the right-of-way). The Contractor is required to obtain the permit prior to beginning work.
How Do I Obtain a Permit?
A permit may be obtained online at Access Kettering.
Utility companies can visit our Utilities page for information.
Required Documents from Contractor
• Provide a Certificate of Insurance as proof of the required coverage.
• Adequate coverage is: liability arising out of bodily injury to persons or damage to property in the amount of no less than $500,000, written on a per occurrence basis. The City of Kettering shall be named as an additional insured on the policy.
• An adequate EXCAVATION BOND for $5,000 EXCAVATION BOND renewable on a yearly basis. However, projects exceeding this amount must be bonded for separately. Click on Annual Excavation Bond to download and print.
• A CASH BOND for the estimated cost of the work may be posted and will be held for one year.
Email bond and insurance to firstname.lastname@example.org