Concrete, Excavation and Traffic Control Permits
Concrete permit - required when a licensed contractor installs new or repairs existing concrete sidewalk, curb, gutter or other concrete items within the City right-of-way.
Excavation permit - required when a licensed contractor needs to excavate into the City right-of-way to repair or install new water lines, sanitary lines, fiber optic, storm sewer pipe, etc.
*Traffic Control/Barricade plans are required for both Concrete Permits and Excavation Permits.
Traffic Control Permits - required for work in the right-of-way that does not involve concrete or excavation work.
- See the Traffic Control Manual on the Engineering Standards and References page.
NOTE: Contractors performing excavation or concrete work in the public right-of-way are required to be licensed, bonded and insured. General Contractor licenses do not cover work in the City right-of-way. A license for excavation and concrete work must be obtained from the City Clerk's Office located at 30 South Nevada, Suite 101. Licensing requirements and application forms are online for both Concrete Contractor Licensing and Excavation Licensing. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at (719) 385-5901, option 1, or email BusinessLicense@coloradosprings.gov if you have questions regarding obtaining or renewing a license.
**Step 1 – Register for a New Account
To use the new online permitting system, you will need to register for a free account.
NOTE: Contractors with professional licenses working with concrete and excavation permits will need to call 719-385-2677 and provide your license number after online registration is complete so office staff can connect your account to your license.
Apply, Pay & Schedule Online
Once your account has been activated, you will be able to login to apply and pay for permits, request inspections, and upload supporting documentation.
Please see the detailed application instructions for each type of permit:
NOTICE: When applying for any permit, please understand that these permits are valid for 30 days. If during that first 30 day period, no work has started/commenced, no permit extension will be allowed. These extensions will be rejected and you are instructed to reapply when work is actually needed/planned.
Please see the files below for updated pedestrian ramp fees effective January 1, 2020:
Review & Approval
Permits will typically be ready for payment within 3-5 business days. Once your permit is approved and ready for payment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay for and print your permit.
After purchasing a permit, requests for inspection can be scheduled in the new online system by 3 p.m. in order to get an inspection for the following business day.
You can still purchase permits in person at the City Engineering Permits & Inspections office. Cash, checks and Visa or Mastercard are accepted at the office. Checks should be made payable to City of Colorado Springs.