Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licencing, and construction & inspection services.
Select your project to apply online.
On-Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) permits are required for all work on City road rights-of-way, 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 rights-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.
Full Depth Reclamation Map (6.74MB)
Concrete Base Roadway Map (6.24MB)
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.
External agencies and private utilities can apply for a ULA Permit to monitor or use well installations within the public road rights-of-way. All utility installations require a ULA Permit for City approval. For more information, visit Utility Line Assignment Permits.