Any person or developer who wishes to install a new driveway, or “curb cut,” on a city public street must first apply for a Driveway Apron Permit. The purpose of this permit is to ensure that the location of the new driveway does not cause an unsafe condition for those entering or leaving the driveway or for motorists traveling the road on which the driveway will be installed.
The applicant of a Driveway Apron Permit will be asked to provide a plan or sketch of their property showing exactly where the new driveway is proposed to be installed. The plan or sketch should include features such as utility poles, fire hydrants, sidewalks, hedges, retaining walls, large trees, and similar features.
The engineering staff reviews the proposed location of the driveway, assesses safe stopping distances, sightlines, and potential utility conflicts before rendering a decision on whether to grant the permit.
Once a Driveway Apron Permit has been issued, it is the responsibility of the owner to install an asphalt driveway apron in accordance with City standards (copy of the standards attached to the permit).
Driveway Apron Permit applications can be obtained from the Engineering & Admin office (50 Clinton Avenue) during normal business hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:30pm. For more information please call (860) 823-3798.