Road Rights of Way

Road right of way defines the use of public property designated for traffic and pedestrians. You can obtain a licence for temporary use of road right of way.

Bridge Banners

The City's Bridge Banner Program is intended to aid non-profit/charitable organizations in their objectives by providing advertisement space on city overpasses to increase awareness of the organization or an event that will benefit the community at large.

Bridge Banner Program Application

Extended Lobbies

Help make our streets more interesting and encourage pedestrian activity. This licence allows non-permanent construction for retail displays on storefront sidewalks.

Guidelines and Fees

Application Form

Licence of Occupation

This licence allows the road right of way for commercial or residential purposes, such as parking and storage areas, landscaping and gardening, walls and fences, freestanding business identification signs, and artwork.

Guidelines and Fees

Commercial Application Form

Residential Application Form

On-Street Construction & Maintenance (OSCAM)

On-Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) permits are required for all work on City road right of ways, under any one of the following conditions:

  • All work that involves excavation of roadways, sidewalks, or boulevards
  • Non-excavation work that interferes with traffic flows on major roadways during the hours of 6am to 9am and/or 3:30pm to 6:30pm excluding weekends and holidays
  • All work on freeways, river crossings, in the downtown core, or Whyte Avenue area
  • All work with a duration of more than four hours at any one location. Multiple work locations less than 250 metres apart are considered to be one location
OSCAM Permit Request

All work within road right-of-way must be completed within City of Edmonton Design and Construction standards. City Lands must be restored to the same state and condition in which it existed prior to work commencement. The Guidelines for Excavation and Core Restoration (Section 2965) summarize the Design and Construction Standard key points. The construction standard has exact details for your work area.

Stone Mastic Asphalt SMA 2011-2013 No Cut Locations Map

Full Depth Reclamation Map (6.74MB)

Concrete Base Roadway Map (6.24MB)

Planters

Planters on boulevards and sidewalks need to meet the attached guidelines, and need to be approved by the City.

Guidelines

Planter Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Outline

Portable Signs

To place a portable sign on road right-of-way, applicants must first enter into an Agreement with the City.

Guidelines

Portable Signs Application and Maps

Showhome Wayfinding

The City has developed a set of guidelines for the installation of showhome wayfinding signage within public road rights-of-way. These guidelines align with City Council’s direction to reduce sign clutter on public lands.

Showhome Wayfinding

Street Light Banners & Flower Baskets

To request banners or flower baskets on street lights email rowsign@edmonton.ca.

Utility Line Assignment

External agencies and private utilities can apply for a ULA Permit to monitor or use well installations within the public road right of way. All utility installations require a ULA Permit for City approval. For more information, visit Utility Line Assignment Permits.

Apply Online
Attach a digital copy of your tentative plan or indicate that hard copies will be sent. Acceptable file types are: doc, pdf and jpg. Confirmation of your application will be sent to the email indicated in the application.

For More Information

Transportation Operations

15th Floor, Century Place
9803 - 102A Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3A3

Telephone 311
Fax 780-496-1757
Email transportationoperations@edmonton.ca