Authorization of utility and monitoring well installations within public road right of way by external agencies and private utilities must first enter into an agreement with the City of Edmonton.

The agreement usually takes the form of a Right of Way Consent & Access Agreement or a Franchise Agreement.  A standard condition of the agreements is that all utility installations require City approval in the form of a Utility Line Assignment (ULA) Permit.

Applications for ULA permits include utility alignment plans showing where new underground or aerial utility lines will be built, or where environmental testing will occur on City road right of way. 
The applicant that is proposing the installation, the Right-of-Way Management Group, other utility department and agencies, and civic departments all play a role in reviewing, approving, construction, inspecting and/or recording information on these installations.

Utility Line Assignment (ULA) applications are now processed online.  The City has implanted a new web-based application process for ULA’s to be processed by the Right-of-Way Management Group.

Application Procedure

To complete a ULA application, you can either attach a digital copy of your tentative plan or indicate that hard copies will be sent.  Acceptable file types are: doc, pdf and jpg.  Confirmation of your application will be sent to the email indicated in the application.

Drawing Standards for ULA Application

Request for Work on Bridge

The Request for Bridge Access form can be used to request access to the bridge for minor utility work. Requesting work on the bridge is only applicable where an existing access agreement, such as a ULA, duct agreement, servicing agreement, franchise agreement or RCAA agreement, is in place. If there is no current access agreement, please apply for an access agreement.

To request access to the bridge please complete the form provided below and email to COE IM BOSS Bridge Group at

Request for Bridge Access Form

Please contact for more info on agreement application requirements.

No Cut Exemption Request

A moratorium exists where a roadway or alley has been classified with a VCI (visual condition index) greater than 5, or where special restoration requirements are needed. The City of Edmonton recognizes that in order to reduce the financial and operational impacts on its infrastructure, every effort must be made to minimize any disturbance of the roadways, sidewalks, trails and boulevards. To achieve this goal, installation and/or repair methods such as pre-servicing, in-situ repairs and upgrading, and other methods that do not require any excavation within the rights-of-way must be employed whenever and wherever possible. The City also recognizes that this is not possible in all circumstances and has developed restoration requirements that must be met to decrease the negative impacts on the infrastructure. The applicant further acknowledges that additional restoration may be required on-site by the Right-of-Way Inspectors.

Design Standards

Guidelines for Excavation and Core Restoration (Section 2965)