If you are performing work deeper than 10 inches, you must notify the One-Call Service at 800-342-4770 to contact all local utility companies to locate their lines for you. After the One-Call Service has contacted them, utility companies have 48 hours to locate their lines. They will use paint and flagging to mark the ground where their utilities are buried. If you plan to dig within two feet of these marks, use extreme caution, using hand tools only, to avoid damaging the buried lines. Remember to plan ahead, due to the 48-hour notice.
Minor or major dirt filling or excavating operations within 15 feet of the edge of a street also requires a City right-of-way permit. Right-of-way permits are also required for construction efforts, such as installation of an additional driveway. Mailbox post installations do not require a permit, if done carefully with hand tools. However, any type of masonry mailbox or planter structure installation will require City Council approval of a Right-of-Way License Agreement and subsequently a right-of-way use permit. Please contact the Public Utilities Department at 386-506-5754 or 386-506-5757 for assistance with this permitting application process.