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Right of Way

Need a Moving Permit?
House moves and wide or over dimensional load moves within the City. Please call 311 or click here to visit our Moving Permits page.

Utility Location Assignments & Excavation Permits

Right of Way Coordination grants approvals and issues permits for deep and shallow utility installations within the City of Lethbridge. All assignments and excavation permit applications are made to the Infrastructure Department by calling 403-320-3150 or by emailing rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.

  
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​Utility Location Assignment Permits are required prior to the installation of any new infrastructure within the road Right of Way (ROW), within any City owned easement (Utility Right of Way; URW) or within any City owned parcel labeled as a Public Utility Lot (PUL). 

  

​Excavation Permits are required prior to construction taking place within the road Right of Way (ROW), within any City owned easement (Utility Right of Way; URW) or within any City owned parcel labeled as a Public Utility Lot (PUL) when the depth of the excavation is 30 centimeters (12 inches) or greater below the established elevation. You can download our Excavation Permit Application which can be submitted to rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.

Hoarding Permits

Looking for Hoarding Permits for Special Events? Examples of special events are rallies, walks/runs, fundraisers, car shows, block parties, road closures, etc.  Please call 311 or click here to visit our Special Events page.

Hoarding Permits are required for the temporary use of the road Right of Way (ROW) for something other than its intended purpose, when work cannot take place solely on private property in order for the work to be completed safely and efficiently. This is to help to enable residents, contractors, movers, businesses, etc utilize a portion of the ROW for a specific duration.

  
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​Some examples of hoarding for residents could be placement of demolition bins, moving bins, scaffolding, demolition or construction materials, equipment, etc. To apply for a hoarding permit, please call Infrastructure Services at 403.320.3150 or email rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.

  

​Some examples of hoarding for businesses could be monitoring of underground wells, window washing, lifting using a ladder or hoistor crane, temporary parking of an unattached trailer, etc. To apply for a hoarding permit, please call Infrastructure Services at 403.320.3150 or email rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.

Outdoor Patio, Mobile Vending & Street Vending

The City of Lethbridge wants to encourage the multi-use of public spaces to further enhance the vitality of the street while maintaining pedestrian/vehicular flow, public safety and in consideration of permanent businesses and residential neighbourhoods.

  
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​Since the needs of businesses differ, the City of Lethbridge offers 3 types of Outdoor Patios, Major, Minor and Parklet, which allow for the placement of outdoor patio furniture. For more information on Outdoor Patio Guidelines, please email rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.  

  

A Mobile Food Truck Vending Permit issued by the City if Lethbridge allows a vendor to prepare and/or sell food and beverages from their mobile food truck while parked on public Streets.

A Mobile Street Vending Permit issued by the City if Lethbridge allows a vendor to sell or distribute merchandise from a mobile vehicle while parking on public Streets.

  

​Street Vending is one that allows a vendor to place merchandise directly adjacent to their permanent business, on public space, for the purpose of merchandise display or sales as defined by their current Business License.  If you are interested in Street Vending, and would like a copy of our Street Vending Guidelines, please email rowapplications@lethbridge.ca.

Temporary Signs & Banners

Questions about Temporary Signs on Private Property? Please call 311 for details or click here to visit our Sign Applications page.

Temporary Right of Way Sign Guidelines allow various types of signs to be placed without an application, as long as all safety and operational requirements are adhered to.  For signs that relate to private property, please call 311.

Since the needs for temporary signs differ, please refer to specific guidelines below:

  
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​Election signs announce or support political candidates or issues in connection with any vote or referendum pursuant to municipal, provincial or federal legislation. Click here for the latest Election Sign Guidelines including Provincial Guidelines. Our Elections page is also a great resourse for Candidates.

  

​The City of Lethbridge has recognized the impact temporary civic banners can have when promoting an event, an activity, or a community facility within the City, e.g. pride, heritage, identity, celebrations, achievement, and as such has developed a process to allow their display on City street light poles when a direct and substantial civic benefit exists. Permit applications shall be submitted to Infrastucture Services at rowapplications@lethbridge.ca or by calling at 403-320-3150.

For more information about wayfinding signs and/or new community decorative banners within a developing neighbourhood please click here.

Documents

Find guidelines, applications and drawings related to right of way.

  
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For more information: 
Beverly-Ann Parker, Right of Way Coordinator
Phone: 403-320-3150
Email: beverly.parker@lethbridge.ca or rowapplications@lethbridge.ca