Right-of-Way Permit Process

A permit for working in the right-of-way is required to be obtained prior to commencing work:  The following documents are required to be submitted with your completed permit application:

  • $10,000 Right of Way Bond 
  • Certificate of liability insurance
  • Construction Documents
  • $50.00 permit fee 

Permits will not be reviewed until we have all required documents and the permit fee.

To obtain a right-of-way permit form, click here (PDF).  If there is a need to close a lane on the street due to right of way work a permit must be filled out in advance. A copy of the lane closure permit form is available by clicking here (PDF).

Inspections will not be scheduled for any sidewalks and approaches until a permit is approved. 

Please note that private water, sanitary, storm and other utilities are not located by the City of Johnston or Iowa one call. It is the contractor's responsibility to have private utilities located.

Please use the following link to pay the permit fee online.  https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/johnstonia 

If you have any questions regarding the information needed please call Lori at 515-278-0822. These documents submitted by email to Lori Mason.