A right of way permit is needed anytime work is performed within the public right of way or easement. The right of way includes the grass area between the property line and the curb. Permits are needed for constructing or reconstructing sidewalks or driveways and for street cuts for utility or sewer work. Permits are also needed to perform grading or construction within drainage easements, work such as storm pipe extensions and bank stabilization require a permit. All work must be completed in conformance with the applicable city specifications and standards. Should work in the right of way require the temporary closure or partial closure of a street or sidewalk, please refer to the Checklist for Short-Term Street Closures for Construction Projects and Repairs. For questions regarding right of way permits, contact the Engineering Division at 573-874-7250.
A Flood Plain Development Permit is needed anytime work is performed within a regulatory flood plain. The City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which requires city ordinance and enforcement of flood plain development regulations. The boundaries of the flood plains are established by the Federal Emergency Agency FEMA. Flood plain maps are published by FEMA. Public Works Department reviews applications for flood plain development. Any land disturbing activity within the regulatory flood plain requires a permit. The city ordinances pertaining to flood plain regulations are found in Section 29-22. For information regarding flood plain development permits, contact the Engineering Division at 573-874-7250.