The Public Works administrative office and garage are located at 637 38th Avenue NE.
Hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday Phone (763) 706-3700
The following permits are required from the Public Works Department.
Street Obstruction Permit
A permit is required for any non-motorized obstruction placed in the street such as dumpsters, storage containers, and building/landscape materials. Cost of the permit is $25.00.
Flashers are required if the obstruction will remain in the street overnight. Flashers are available from the Public Works department with a $150 deposit. A separate check is required for the flasher deposit.
Work within Right-of-Way Permit
A permit is required for excavation work done within the street right-of-way, including the boulevard area, for utilities, curb and gutter, public sidewalk, etc.
Contractors must furnish a $5,000 Street and Public Easement Excavation Bond in effect for two years for each excavation site and a current Certificate of Insurance.
The extent of street restoration depends on the age of the most recent street rehabilitation (reconstruction or overlay).
Street Restoration Map
Street Rehabilitation Standard Plates
0 to 5 years 1
Over 5 to 15 years 2 and 3
Over 15 years old 4
Load Limit Permit
Spring weight restrictions apply on streets under the jurisdiction of the City of Columbia Heights. General restrictions generally begin in March and continue until Mn/DOT lifts the restriction in the metropolitan area.
Load limit permits are issued by the City Engineer on a case-by-case basis. Please call (763) 706-3700.