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.
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.
Help make our streets more interesting and encourage pedestrian activity. This licence allows non-permanent construction for retail displays on storefront sidewalks.
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.
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
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.
Planters on boulevards and sidewalks need to meet the attached guidelines, and need to be approved by the City.
To place a portable sign on road right-of-way, applicants must first enter into an Agreement with the City.
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.
Street Light Banners & Flower Baskets
To request banners or flower baskets on street lights email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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