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 https://portal.columbus.gov/permits.
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
Residential Parking Permit