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We use a third party application called Citizen Access for our Encroachment Permit application. If you've never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application.
This application will take about 20 minutes once you've gathered the required information identified in the steps below. You'll be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.
Review the requirements
An Encroachment Permit may only be issued for removable features within 60 days of written notice by the City. For non-removable features, contact the City Engineer’s Office directly at 616-456-3060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll need to enter your credit/debit card information to pay the $290 permit fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Login to Citizen Access and choose the Right-of-Way Applications category using the link below.
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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 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!
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 Encroachment Permit. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.
Be prepared to pay the $290 permit fee. We accept cash, credit, and debit (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).
You'll find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.
How to use Citizen Access
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