Right of Way Permits

The Norwalk City Code, Chapter 142 requires that utility businesses obtain a permit to make excavations in city streets, public right of way (ROW), and public properties.  All ROW permits submitted to the City of Norwalk must use Metro ROW Permit Application Form (see below).

We will need a copy of the company's liability insurance and an annual security bond in the amount of $10,000. We will not be able to schedule inspections for any sidewalks and approaches until we have these documents on file in our office. Both documents and the $25 fee are needed to comply.

If you have any question regarding the information needed please call Joe Ballard, Assistant Public Works Director at 515.981.0228 ext. 2401.

Please submit these documents by email to:


Please mail $25 fee to:

City of Norwalk
Public Works Department
2626 North Ave.
Norwalk, IA  50211

Right of Way/Excavation Permit
Fee: $25

City Code - Right of Way Work

Immediately upon completion of utility work; contractor must restore all pavement, sidewalk, driveway or other surfacing, or landscaping disturbed, in substantially the same condition and in a good, workmanlike, timely manner, in accordance with any standards for such work set by the City.  Such restoration shall be completed prior to expiration of the work permit.  Each job site location shall be left in accordance to Chapter 142.12 of the Norwalk City Code.