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Concrete work within the public right-of-way may only be done by a licensed contractor obtaining the proper permits from Public Works Sidewalk Section (Chapters 121, 123).

Public Works does not allow asphalt to be used in the public right-of-way for driveway aprons or boulevards unless approved by the Director of Public Works.

If you are not licensed and would like to be, please contact Laura Benton at the Dept. of Safety and Inspections (DSI) at 651-266-9102 for licensing requirements and fees (Chapter 356).  You will also need to contact the Sidewalk Supervisor, Allan Czaia, at 651-266-6108 for final approval before the license will be formalized. 

Contractors must submit drawings with quantities to determine permit fee.  Refer to the Permit Fee Schedule for permit costs (Fee Schedule).  Construction permits will not be issued until a review of the request has been made and all questions/concerns resolved.

The Sidewalk Section only accepts cash or checks for payment.  The Sidewalk Section does not accept online payments or credit card payments at this time.

Work on major and minor arterials may also need a Right-of-Way Permit (Chapter 135) in conjunction with a construction permit.  This may consist of lane closures and proper traffic controls.  Please contact our Right-of-Way office at 651-266-6151 for additional information.

Contactors must call for inspection prior to pouring the concrete.  Please give the Sidewalk Section 24 to 48 hours prior notice.  The Inspector will inspect the site to ensure City of Saint Paul Standards are being met.

Historic Preservation Districts (Chapter 73) and Parkland Overlay Districts (Chapter 13) will require additional permits and review.  Sidewalks will inform you if your work is in one of these Districts. Any requirements needed in these districts will need to be satisfied prior to obtaining any concrete permits. 

During construction, any damage to the street proper must be repaired. Street Maintenance is the only agency that is allowed to do street restoration.  Contractors must contact Street Maintenance at 651-266-9700 for these repairs.  They will charge the contractor for the work required.  Please refer to the Standard Specifications for Street Repairs(Chapters 122 & 123) for potential costs.


Important Contractor Documents


Standard Plates  ( use plates for curbs, curb & gutters, driveways, 1300D, 1304C, )

Fee Schedule


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