Permits for Work in the Public Right of Way

Right of Way Permits

The following permits must be secured prior to any work within the public right of way. If you have any questions, please contact the City Engineering Department at (319) 268-5161.

Application for Excavation Permit

Application for Sidewalk Permit (this permit also applies to a driveway approach and curb cut)

On Monday, April 4th, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., the City of Cedar Falls opened right-of-way and sidewalk permits. However, due to the unpredictable weather in the springtime, contractors and homeowners need to comply with the following criteria:
In order to pour sidewalks and driveways, the temperature needs to be 34° and rising. 
Frost needs to be removed from the ground where concrete will be poured.
If it’s expected to be below freezing (32°) overnight, all fresh concrete will need to be covered by blankets throughout the night. 
To apply for right-of-way and/or sidewalk permits, please stop by City Hall at 220 Clay Street or apply online at If you have any questions, please contact 319-268-5161 or email