Public Right-of-Way Work

Public Right-of-Way Work

Right of Way Permit

The Right-of-Way Permit Application is required for any work that will be done within the public right of way, except for an open cut or bore, which requires a separate permit. All work within the right of way must include restoration within the Village standards. There is a cost for this permit ($50.00) which will be billed upon receipt of approved applicants. Submit the
Right-of-Way Permit Application in person to the Municipal Building or electronically.

Please complete a Right-of-Way Application prior to proceeding with the construction diagram of the public right-of-way, and email it to Public Works Director, Victoria Banks at

§ 402.34 RIGHT-OF-WAY.
   “Right-of-way” means either of the following, as the context requires:
   (a)   The right of a vehicle or pedestrian to proceed uninterruptedly in a lawful manner in the direction in which it, he or she is moving, in preference to another vehicle or pedestrian approaching from a different direction into its, his or her path;
   (b)   A general term denoting land, property, or the interest therein, usually in the configuration of a strip, acquired for or devoted to transportation purposes. When used in this context, “right-of-way” includes the roadway, shoulders or berm, ditch, and slopes extending to the right-of-way limits under the control of the State or local authority.
(ORC 4511.01(UU))

Right-of-Way work requires permission from the Village. The Right-of-Way is generally the area ten feet back from the curb into a yard. It could be greater or possibly less depending on the street. This area is a type of easement called a Right-of-Way, which the Village controls. Nothing is permissible to be placed in the PROW without the Village's prior approval. Items placed in the PROW by a property owner are potentially at risk of removal should the area be disturbed by the Village or other utility provider.

The items listed below are to be filed with the Public Works Director and require permission prior to starting work.

  • Driveway, new construction;
  • Driveway, replacement, and driveway apron replacement;
  • Invisible fence installation;
  • Sprinkler system installation;
  • Landscaping, retaining or decorative wall; and
  • Any other installation along the roadway.