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 6-9am and/or 3:30-6:30pm, 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 250m apart are considered to be one location
**Applicants are recommended to have Utility Line Assignment (ULA) numbers, and/or No Cut Exemption requests (where applicable), in place prior to submission of an OSCAM permit request.
There is currently no fee for OSCAM permit applications.
OSCAM permit applications take a minimum of 2 full business days to process for minor requests, and 10 full business days for major requests.
It is the responsibility of the customer to accurately maintain the start and completion dates of the OSCAM permit. Working without a valid and accurate OSCAM permit is in violation of Traffic Bylaw 5590. Violators are subject to fine and/or removal from the road right of way.
The City of Edmonton Procedures for On-Street Construction and Safety, has additional information regarding OSCAM permits and work on road right of way.