Typically, a Public Works Permit is required for any work on, under or within municipal property, placed by someone other than the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. There are three main categories of work:
- Entrance (Driveway) Permit - required for construction of a new or changing an existing driveway or field entrance
- Encroachment (Road Occupancy) Permit - required for contractors/homeowners blocking municipal property for private use
- Right-of-Way (Ditch Enclosure) Permit - required to enclose any part of a roadside ditch
You are not permitted to commence any work in our right-of-way until your approved permit has been issued. Permits may take up to ten (10) business days before being issued.
Application and Fees
A copy of the Public Works Permit application form can be requested from email@example.com. Please complete and submit the completed form along with drawings and specifications showing the proposed location of the work in relation to municipal property. Be sure to include a Traffic Protection Plan, if necessary. A Certificate of Insurance from the contractor completing the work is also required, listing the Municipality of Chatham-Kent as additional insured.
Application forms with the required documents can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2023 fee associated with obtaining a Public Works Permit is $166.63.
If a curb cut is required, an additional damage deposit of $1,000 is also required. This is refunded after work has been completed and the Municipality has verified no damage to the existing infrastructure has occurred.