Getting an Engineering Permit
There are three different Engineering Permits a contractor can pull: Right-of-Way, Right-of-Way / Site Work and SWPP permits. This section will focus on applying for the Right-of-Way Permit, as the other two permits are written up by the Engineering Permit Coordinator, in conjunction with Predevelopment and Development projects.
Applying for a Right-of-Way Permit:
Contractors can apply for a Right-of-Way Permit in the following ways:
- In person: at the Ogden City Service Counter (2549 Washington Blvd, 2nd Floor)
- Online at onestop.ogdencity.com (account setup required)
- Email: sending the required documents to email@example.com
The permit can be paid for over the phone or online, and issued through AdobeSign for electronic signature.
The Site Plan is part of the permanent permit record, and as such must be drawn or produced in such a way that anyone looking at the site plan will be able to understand exactly what work is being done.
Illegible or poorly drawn site plans WILL BE REJECTED!
The Site Plan should include the following elements:
- Aerial photo background
- Building or house location
- Site address
- North arrow
- Work location
- Notes (describing work to be performed)
- Sidewalk, Curb & gutter location (when present)
- Utility main locations
The Site Plan Template is being discontinued and will no longer be accepted as a Site Plan after December 31, 2023. Please submit a Site Plan that includes all of the elements listed above on an aerial photo of the property where the work is located.
Examples of Site Plans:
|Location Plan - If your Project is remodeling or adding on to an existing building, you must include a plan showing how the proposed improvements relate to the existing structure(s)
Site-Specific Traffic Control:
Site-Specific Traffic Control should include the following elements:
- Aerial Image Background
- Location of work zone
- Types of signage and their locations
- Layout of all other traffic control devices (barricades, barrels, cones, etc)
|Single-Lane shutdowns are not permitted in Ogden City without the use of flaggers at both ends of the open lane. If flaggers can't be used, then a hard close must be done, with traffic being detoured around the work zone on other roads.
In order to reduce liability for both the city AND the contractor, Ogden City will only accept traffic control plans that are designed and drafted to MUTCD standards.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) for Streets and Highways is a document issued by the Federal Highway Administration of the United States Department of Transportation to specify the standards by which traffic signs, road surface markings, and signals are designed, installed, and used.
In addition to setting up and taking down traffic control devices, most barricade companies are able to draw up a Traffic Control Plan. All Traffic Control devices placed within the City Right-of-Way MUST match the layout that is shown on the Traffic Control Plan!
Roaming Traffic Control:
Roaming Traffic Control (used for utility vault or manhole access, aerial cable overlash or directional bore jobs) should include an overall site plan, complete with marked locations where the traffic control will be set up. These plans may include generic MUTCD diagrams that are relevant to shoulder work, shoulder closures, sidewalk closures and temporary lane closures.
Examples of Traffic Control Plans:
- Traffic Control Plan Example 1
- Traffic Control Plan Example 2
- Traffic Control Plan Example 3
- Traffic Control Plan Example 4
July 1, 2022 - Updated Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) Requirements:
As of the new fiscal year, beginning 7/1/2022, Ogden city made the following changes to the insurance requirement policy:
- Commercial General Liability: Minimum of $4,000,000 general aggregate with $1,000,000 for each occurrence. Policy to include coverage for operations, contractual liability, personal injury liability, products/completed operations liability, broad-form property damage (if applicable) and independent contractor’s liability (if applicable) written on an occurrence form.
- Business Automobile Liability: $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage for owned, non-owned and hired autos.
- Workers’ Compensation and Employer’s Liability: Worker’s Compensation limits as required by the Labor Code of the State of Utah and employer’s liability with limits of $1,000,000 per accident.
- [If Applicable] Professional Liability: Minimum of $1,000,000 aggregate with $500,000 per occurrence.
Please see the following links for more information regarding the changes in this policy, including required clauses:
This insurance requirement will be effective immediately, and no permits will be issued without an updated insurance policy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause due to the immediate nature of this request.
The Acknowledgement Sheet is a required document for all Right-of-Way permits except tree trimming and window cleaning. It is filled out at the same time the permit is signed, whether in person, or electronically through AdobeSign. While this is not one of the documents that is initially submitted for a permit, it is helpful for the contractor to download a copy and become familiar with it
The Acknowledgement Sheet explains the rules and expectations that contractors are expected to abide by while working in the Ogden City Right-of-Way. Initialing and signing the form indicates that the Contractor understands these rules and requirements, and assumes responsibility for knowing the processes, engineering standards and practices associated with Right-of-Way work in Ogden. This form should be forwarded on to the Supervisor or Crew Lead who will be supervising the work in the field; office staff should not electronically sign the permit.
Click on the image below for a PDF copy of the Acknowledgement Sheet:
|Winter Paving Plans are REQUIRED for all pavement cuts in the City Right-of-Way from November 17, 2023 to April 15, 2024
A Winter Paving Plan is required during the winter months when the local hot mix plants are closed and cold patch is being used to patch road cuts. The Winter Paving Plan is a plan set up by the Contractor with Ogden City that details when the contractor will return in the spring and replace the temporary cold patch on the road with a permanent patch.
Download: Winter Weather Paving Plan Form (PDF)
Download: Cold Weather Concreting (ACI 306R-88)
How to Fill Out the Winter Paving Plan:
Each of the sections below refers to a section of the Winter Paving Plan sheet:
Asphalt Road - Cold Patch:
This section is basic job-related information, including Permit #, Job Address, Contractor, Temp Patch Type and Install Date. Temporary patches other than asphalt cold patch must be approved by the City Engineer.
- Cold patch must be regularly checked and maintained by contractor throughout the winter months until a permanent patch is installed. If the patch is damaged or destroyed, it must be replaced by contractor immediately.
- Patch must be flush to the road surface when installed. if the patch is raised above the road surface and causes damage to city snow-removal equipment, contractor shall be held liable for damages.
Asphalt Road - Permanent Patch:
This section includes information on the permanent patch to be installed in the spring, including the Asphalt Plant that the hot mix comes from, the Paving Subcontractor, the company performing the Compaction Tests, and the Anticipated Install Date for the hot mix patch. All of the information in this section can be updated at any time.
Winter Concrete Specs:
These are the cold weather concrete requirements for concrete in the Ogden City Right-of-Way. If the concrete does NOT meet these specifications between November 15, 2023 and April 15, 2024 it will be rejected and must be replaced with an approved cold weather mix.
Hot Mix Standards:
This section sets forth Ogden City's minimum standard requirements for a hot mix permanent asphalt patches. Any material placed as a pavement patch that does NOT meet the specified standards shown in this section of the Winter Paving Plan sheet will be considered "temporary", and must be replaced with a permanent patch prior to Friday, May 17, 2024.
Placement of Permanent Patch:
Inspectors will require a batch ticket from the asphalt plant specific to the asphalt that is being installed in the permanent patch. The batch ticket is proof that the right mix is being used for the pavement patch. The permanent patch will not pass final inspection without batch ticket.
The inspectors will also be measuring the ambient temperature and the temperature of the asphalt as it is being placed. If the asphalt mix temperature has dropped below the minimum required temperature set forth in the Hot Mix Standards shown on the Winter Paving Plan sheet, it cannot be used in a permanent patch.
Failure to Place Permanent Patch:
If permanent patch has not been installed by "anticipated" date, contractor will be notified by phone and/or email.
If contractor is unreachable or unresponsive by Friday, May 17, 2024, the License and Permit bond associated with this job will be exercised and Ogden City will engage another contractor to finish the work. This will negatively affect the Contractor's bond rating and ability to obtain permits with Ogden City in the future.