A Right of Entry Agreement is required for the temporary use or access to City-titled land.
Some of the activities that require a Right of Entry Agreement include:
Construction laydown areas
Geotechnical investigations and borehole drilling
The use of all-terrain or utility terrain vehicles through City land for worker, material, or equipment transport
Any work that may cause ground disturbance
Right of Entry Agreements are typically made between the City of Edmonton and the primary contractor, a utility agency or a pipeline company. A Right of Entry Agreement may not be needed if the applicant has an existing Professional Services Agreement or contract with the City of Edmonton. A Right of Entry Agreement is not required for land survey work, provided that it is done by foot traffic only.
If the project requires any ground disturbance, it is the responsibility of the applicant to locate all utilities.
The application fee for all Right of Entry Agreements is $400 regardless if the work being performed is associated with a city project. Land compensation fees, at fair market value, may also apply and will be determined based on the land area needed and the duration of time the agreement is for.
Please note that Right of Entry Agreements are issued for a minimum one month’s time period and the land compensation fees are not transferable to other dates if the Right of Entry Agreement is not used within the time frame it was issued for.
Right of Entry Agreements are usually fully executed within 2-8 weeks starting from the time a complete application submission is made. After your project is complete, restoration of the land will be very important to the City of Edmonton. Restoration expectations will be clearly defined in the Right of Entry agreement. Under the agreement you will have an obligation to restore the land to the state in which you found it. It is the applicant's responsibility to be aware of all requirements and abide by them.