Monday, 21 January, 2019


City of Grand Rapids Named Outstanding Conservationist of the Year

In December of 2017 The City of Grand Rapids was presented with an award from the Itasca Soil and Water Districts as the 2017 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year. The City of Grand Rapids began increasing storm-water management measures a

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                              

2018 Northeast Improvements Project

Construction will be starting soon on city project 2011-3, 2018 Northeast 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 7th Street NE from

10 Stormwater Facts

It’s been 25 years since the Environmental Protection Agency began the Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program in November of 1990. SEH's April Ryan, PE, an expert in water resources and stormwater engineering, shares 25 Stormwater

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


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.