The Department of Transportation and Engineering (DOTE) issues permits for any work completed in or using the right-of-way (ROW). The ROW includes: 1) the entire strip of land lying between property lines set aside for transportation purposes; 2) DOTE owned property adjacent to a public roadway; and 3) right-of-way as defined in Section 723-1(c) or 722-1-R2 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code.
A permit is required whenever working within or utilizing the ROW. Circumstances where permits are needed include, but are not limited to, the installation of driveways, the repair of sidewalks, placing a dumpster in the public right of way, installing a utility service, encroachments, and driving through city limits with an over-sized load. Please contact the DOTE Permit & License Center to apply or if you have questions about required documents.
For more information on DOTE permits, click here. For additional information on ROW Permits, view the Right of Way Permits and Street Restoration Manual.