The City of New Haven Engineering Department handles a variety of permits. On this page, you will find the current cost of permits and the requirements needed to apply for the permits.
The City of New Haven requires the following permits to have a bond: Residential and Commercial Driveways Permits (ROW Bond), Right of Way Permits (ROW Bond) and work on the City Sewer (Sewer Bond). The company that is performing the work is liable and therefore required to be bonded with the City of New Haven as the certificate holder. If your company is not bonded with the City of New Haven, contact your insurance agency and acquire this before you submit your permit.
Driveways/sidewalks/temporary construction entrances require the Driveway Sidewalk Permit (PDF). If you are looking to have work done on a residential driveway or sidewalk, please view the Additional Requirement for Residential Driveway (PDF).
Residential Driveways (Per Entrance)
Commercial Driveways (Including Subdivision Entrances (Per Entrance))
|New or Reconstruct with Taper Lanes||$400|
|New or Reconstruct without Taper Lanes||$200|
|Temporary Construction Entrances||$100|
Right-of-Way (ROW) permits are required anytime work (dig or cut or bore) will be done in the City of New Haven’s Right of Way. View the Right-Of-Way Cut Permit-RC-1 (PDF) to get started.
|Open Cut (First 200 Square Feet)||$50|
|Over 200 Square Feet (The minimum trench width for calculating fees is 6 inches.)||$0.25 Per Square Foot|
|Per Bore (Includes Bore Pits)||$75|
|Pole Line Permit||$50 Per 500 Feet Plus $50 Per Pole Added|
Oversized/overweight loads that will be using the City of New Haven roads are required to apply for a Special Hauling Permit (PDF). The current cost for this permit is $50.
Special events, such as a run/walk event, a concert, a block party or any event that will require the use of Police Officers, barricades or closing of roads are required to apply for a Special Event Permit (PDF). This permit has special directions attached explaining any cost or bond that will be required