A Right-of-Way (ROW) use permit is required for any activity that
The Public Works Department can assist you in the early stages of planning to determine whether a ROW permit is required, contact Paullette O'Connell.
The ROW often extends into what may appear to be private property. Assets in the ROW include the roadway, curb and gutter, sidewalks, landscaping, sewer and water lines, telephone, power, and other utility infrastructure. Digging more than a foot deep in the public right of way, even to plant a shrub, may encounter power lines or other utilities and may cause serious damage or harm!
Type A: Special Events, such as fun runs or parades.
Type B: Construction, replacement, or modifications to driveway connections, frontage improvements, etc.
Type C: Utility repairs, installation, and maintenance.
Type D: Lease agreement, required for items to be placed in the right-of-way. This may include fences or rockeries.
Sammamish is different from many other jurisdictions in that it will maintain and repair all sidewalks for cracks and trip hazards. You are responsible, however, for cleaning or removing snow & ice from sidewalks. If a sidewalk is in need of repair, please notify us through a Citizen Action Request.
For complaints about items blocking the public ROW, please contact the Code Compliance Officer.
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