Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licensing, and construction & inspection services.
The City of Edmonton is no longer accepting new applications for the Active Transportation Vehicle Share Program in the year 2021.
A review is currently underway to determine the appropriate number of service providers for Edmonton, taking into consideration the level of demand and safety and enforcement capacity.
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 rights-of-way.
Licence of Occupation
On-Street Construction & Maintenance (OSCAM)
On-Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) permits are required for most work on City road-right-of-ways, including roads, sidewalks and boulevards. Use the OSCAM Permit Decision Matrix to determine whether your project needs a permit.
Average processing time for an OSCAM permit application is 6 business days. Unless it’s an emergency, allow time for processing and public notification, especially for major impacts.
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)
Road Right-of-Way Portable Signs
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
Utility Line Assignment
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.