Right of Way Permit and Private Utility License

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Right of Way Permit

Utility companies and contractors who work within City of Ankeny public rights of way or within other assets under City jurisdiction are required to obtain a permit. The process requires:

Once submitted, we will review the permit request as soon as possible. Please anticipate a minimum of 48 hours for us to review the application. Upon approval, a permit packet will be returned to the applicant with an assigned permit number, date of issuance, permit expiration date, and the general conditions of the permit; including any pertinent details, maps and/or drawings. 

The approved permit packet shall be provided to the on-site work crew by the permitted party. The permit packet shall be accessible on-site at all times. The City may ask to review the permit packet at anytime during the duration of the permitted work. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the work being stopped.

Private Utility Licenses

Utility licenses are required for private utility companies who install and maintain utility and communication facilities within City of Ankeny public rights of way or within other assets under City jurisdiction who do not have a franchise agreement established with the City. A Right of Way permit is also required as part of the utility license application. The process to obtain a utility license is:

Once submitted, we will review the permit and license request as soon as possible. Please anticipate a minimum of 48 hours for us to review the application. Upon approval, a permit packet will be returned to the applicant with an assigned permit number, license number, date of issuance, permit expiration date, and the general conditions of the permit; including any pertinent details, maps and/or drawings.

Private Utility Licenses are required to be renewed annually. The total annual management fee for the license is due July 1 each year.


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