Apply for a Utility Permit

Are you a contractor looking to install utility equipment in the City Right-of-Way? You're in the right place.

You must be an authorized agent of a City-registered Metro Act or Franchise Utility to apply for a Utility Permit.

 

Online Form

Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for our Utility Permit applications. If you've never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application.  First-time use by an authorized agent of a City-registered Metro Act or Franchise Utility requires activation of your registration for online use.  Call the number listed in the Contact Us section to request activation.

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 20 minutes once you've gathered the required information identified in the steps below.  You will be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Make sure you have all the required information

Make sure you have the following documents in electronic versions to upload with your application:

  • Site plan
  • For Micro-Cell applications, a detailed description including install details, equipment specifications, means of affixing equipment, and means of powering equipment

Apply Online

Login to Citizen Access and choose Utility Applications category using the link below. 

Apply online for a Utility Permit

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

We'll send you monthly invoices

Keep in mind that we will mail an invoice for Franchise Utility permit fees to the primary contact designated for the utility company.

Paper Form

We don't accept printed applications for this service

You can visit our office if you need help applying through Citizen Access. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you fill out an application!

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your Utility Permit. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.

In Person

Make sure you have all the required information

Make sure you have the following documents in electronic versions to upload with your application:

  • Site plan
  • For Micro-Cell applications, a detailed description including install details, equipment specifications, means of affixing equipment, and means of powering equipment

Come to our office and fill out an application

We'll help you apply for your Utility Permit online through Citizen Access.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

We'll send you monthly invoices

Keep in mind that we will mail an invoice for Franchise Utility permit fees to the primary contact designated for the utility company.