Tuesday, 20 August, 2019


Spring Road Restrictions in Effect March 19th

The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases in the NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12:01 AM.   The STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL, NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES will be Tuesday,

Right-of-way Permit Portal now open

The new permit portal for City right of way permits is complete and all permit applications for 2019 will be required to be submitted via the web.  The purpose of going to on-line permit applications is to help make the

City Now Uses Online Bidding for Construction Projects

For the 2019 construction projects, the City Engineering Department has transitioned to using an online bidding company for posting, receiving and opening public bids. The City will no longer be accepting paper copies of bid submittals for CIP projects.  With

Current Construction Projects

To view construction projects currently underway in the City of Grand Rapids please follow the link below. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email engineering@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com.    Current Construction Projects                            

2019 Street Improvements Project

Construction will be starting in the Spring on city projects 2014-2 / 2016-1, 2019 Street Improvements Project, which involves the reconstruction of street, sidewalk, sanitary sewer, water main, street lighting, storm sewer, and associated appurtenances.  The improvements are located on

The Public Right-Of-Way (ROW) means the area on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, alley, cartway, bicycle lane, or public sidewalk which the City maintains or otherwise has an interest, and other easements dedicated to the public or to use for utility service. The public right-of-way does not include the airwaves with regard to nonwire telecommunications or broadcast services.

Permits are needed for any work within the City's Public Right-Of Way.

Deposits and inspections are required with all permits.  See the permit application for specific information.

A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50.00 will be charged for individual permits issued.  Any permits applied for after the fact will be charged double the application fee.  This fee covers the cost of permit reviews and field inspections of rehabilitation sites.

Please watch the training tutorials below before clicking the link to submit a ROW Application.

Training Videos

Account Setup

Submitting ROW Application

Managing Permit Applications


Map Submittals

Example Map 1

Example Map 2



Online ROW Permit Application submittal now available.  Click icon below.




The Right-of-Way Ordinance was adopted by the City Council on January 10th, 2005 and it provides you with necessary information needed to perform work. 

ADA requirements must be followed for all work completed within City Right of Way.

As we continue to further develop our Permit Portal please feel free to email the City Engineer or GIS Coordinator with any enhancement requests.  If there are specific questions regarding the functionality of the Permit Portal please contact the GIS Coordinator with any inquiries.