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In accordance with the City of Lynchburg Code of Ordinances, it is required that any person desiring to cross the City sidewalks, curbs, or street right-of-way lines with such vehicle or machinery to enter any private premises, private roads, or alleys, shall make application to the City Engineer for a permit to construct a driveway across City property. Permit shall be obtained at the office of the City Engineer, Second Floor, City Hall. When such permit is granted, the persons securing such permit shall construct such crossing at their own expense of such material as specified in the latest City of Lynchburg Manual of Specifications and Standard Details and shall cause the curbing, if any, to be removed for the required width of the driveway in accordance with the latest City of Lynchburg Manual of Specifications and Standard Details applicable thereto. The failure to exercise a driveway permit issued under the provisions of Article II – Driveways of the City of Lynchburg Code within 3 months after its date of issue shall automatically be revoked and a new permit must be obtained (Chapter 35, Article II, Sections 35-34 through 35-41).
It also states that no person shall excavate within the right-of-way of any street, sidewalk, alley or any other public right-of-way or thoroughfare in the City, for any purpose whatsoever, without first obtaining a permit to do so. An excavation permit will be required for any utility company wishing to excavate or place utilities in City right-of-way. Permit shall be obtained at the office of the City Engineer, Second Floor. Pavement cuts in streets made by private utilities or City forces shall be repaired in accordance with specification Section 02220 – Trenching, Backfilling & Compaction of Utilities, as well as Standard Details 25.18 through 25.22, as applicable (Chapter 35, Article III, Sections 35-51 through 35-61).
Download the Excavation Permit (Word.doc) or (.pdf)
Please note that the Excavation Permit Fee is $100.00 for the first 50 square feet plus $1.00 for each additional square foot in excess of 50 square feet.
Maintenance of Traffic Plans (MOT) Permits
In addition to the need of the driveway and excavation permits, an additional permit, the Maintenance of Traffic Plans (MOT) permit is needed as well.
Handicap Parking Space Permits
Apply online here (or download a PDF copy of the guidelines and application to fill out and mail or hand deliver).
For additional information regarding the permit process, please contact Numan Franklin at (434) 455-3931.