ROW Excavation permits are required whenever an excavation or underground work is planned within the city's right-of-way. No person may excavate any right-of-way without first having obtained the appropriate Right-of-Way Permit from the Engineering Division. Applicant must submit completed permit application form, including a scaled drawing showing the location and area of the proposed project and the location of all known existing and proposed facilities. If detouring of traffic is required, a traffic management plan must be submitted. There is a $15 fee for the permit and the work will also require a surety to be submitted. The surety amount will be determined by the Engineering Division. The accepted methods of payment are personal check, cashiers check, or a Letter of Credit.
The application fee for a right-of-way permit is $150. Most permits will require that a surety be posted. Surety will be calculated by Engineering Staff based on the work being done.
If the proposed work is located on a State Route, contact the local Tennessee Department of Transportation office for permitting. The local TDOT office for the Gallatin area can be reached at 615-451-5822.
All permit applications that contemplate excavations within the right-of-way in areas designated as containing public Utilities must contact the Gallatin Public Utilities office at 615-451-5922.
Upon Satisfying All Aspects of the Right-of-Way
Excavation Permit and necessary restoration work, the contractor must notify the Engineering Division to complete a full inspection for acceptance of work and release of the bond.
Permits can only be issued to a licensed contractor. Contractors must provide proof of licensure, Proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance and a Certificate of Liability Insurance before the permit can be issued.