Planning and Operations

Right-of-Way Permit Office Contact Info

111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  (614) 645-7497  
Fax :  (614) 645-1876 
Email : Contact Information

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Right-of-Way Permitting

The Department of Public Service Right-of-Way Permit Section is located on the first floor of the Michael B. Coleman Government Center, 111 N. Front St.  To ensure the safety of our permit customers and abide by public health guidelines to limit COVID-19 transmission, the office is closed currently. All Right-of-Way Permits may be obtained by applying online through the city’s on-line permitting portal at

      The following links provide access to details on the City’s Rights-of-Way, its permit types, and the application requirements associated with each.

        • What is Public Right of Way?
        • Permission from the Columbus Department of Public Service is required to occupy and/or work within the city’s public right of way
        • 903 Right-of-Way Excavation Permit
        • 903 Right-of-Way Excavation Permit – With Small Cell Antenna Installation
        • 903 Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit(construction related)
        • 905 New or Replacement Sidewalk & Driveway Approach Construction Permit
        • 906 Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit (non-construction related)
        • 922 Temporary Commercial Zone Permit
        • Special Hauling Permit 
        • 904 Sidewalk Dining Permit
        • On-Street Loading Zone Permit
        • On-Street Valet Parking Permit