Permitting

The City of New Haven Engineering Department handles a variety of permits. On this page, you will find the current cost of permits and the requirements needed to apply for the permits.

Bonds

The City of New Haven requires all of the above permits to have a bond. The company that is performing the work is liable and therefore required to be bonded with the City of New Haven as the certificate holder. If your company is not bonded with the City of New Haven, contact your insurance agency and acquire this before you submit your permit.

  1. Residential & Commercial
  2. Right-of-Way
  3. Oversized / Overweight Loads
  4. Special Events

Driveways/sidewalks/temporary construction entrances require the Driveway Sidewalk Permit (PDF). If you are looking to have work done on a residential driveway or sidewalk, please view the Additional Requirement for Residential Driveway (PDF).

Fees

Residential Driveways (Per Entrance)

TypeFee
New$40
Reconstruction$40


Commercial Driveways (Including Subdivision Entrances (Per Entrance))

Type
Fee
New or Reconstruct with Taper Lanes$400
New or Reconstruct without Taper Lanes$200
Temporary Construction Entrances$100


Sidewalks

Type
Fee
New
$40
Reconstruction
$40