Blocking a City Right of Way

Request to Work/Block City Street/Right-of-Way

When filling out the Request to Work/Block the City Street/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? (Notification of Neighbors/Businesses Affected by Closing form is required)
  • Name of person responsible, including address and phone number
  • There is a $20.00 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
  • $250.00 per block fee for underground utilities.
  • Check with Public Works Director before work begins

To complete a permit request, stop by City Hall at 811 Avenue E. 

For further information, please contact the Fort Madison Public Works Department at (319) 372-7700.