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Blocking a City Right of Way
Request to Block City Right of Way/Street
When filling out the Request to Block City Right of Way Permit, you will be required to complete the following information.
  • Name of event / purpose for closing
  • Date of work/ length of closing
  • Name of street / location to be blocked
    • From (street / avenue) to (street / avenue)
  • Time (from / to)
  • Have neighbors been contacted
  • Name of person responsible including address and phone number
  • There is a $5.00 barricade fee for street blocking PER WEEK
  • $25.00 permit fee to dig in the right of way
  • $50.00 permit fee to dig in the street
  • Minimum $500.00 bond is required for digging in the right of way and a minimum $1,500.00 bond is required for digging in the street per dig
  • Check with Public Works Director before work begins 

To complete a permit request, come by City Hall at 811 Avenue E. For further information contact the Fort Madison Public Works Department at (319) 372-7700 x 201.