Right of Way Permit Requirements

***Please note that the 199 Permit includes driveways***

199 Permit

What is the Right of Way?

The right-of-way includes sidewalk, and grass area between sidewalk and the road (approximately 10-15 additional feet on either side of the road). Generally utility lines such as Electric, Gas Oil, water, sanitary sewers and storm sewers are housed in the right of way.

Why is it important to have a permit?

A 199 permit ensures that the area in the right of way is restored or improved upon from it's condition prior to starting work.

What types of projects require a 199 right of way permit?

Any project that includes the road and/or the area approximately 10-15 feet from the road requires a 199 permit including but not limited to:

  • Widening/Resurfacing/Replacing driveways
  • Road Cuts
  • Tree Trimming
  • Erecting poles for lighting
  • Running New Lines
  • Water Service Renewal
  • Sanitary or Storm Sewer Connection

How much does a 199 permit cost?

A schedule of fees is available on the second page of the permit application available here.

How do I get a permit?

To acquire a 199 permit application online click here or go to the the Department of Public Works at the Irondequoit Town Hall.

What if I have a question about the 199 permit?

All questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 585-336-6033.