Public Works Permits

The Public Works Department issues permits pertaining to work affecting the city’s infrastructure, including streets, sewer, water, and wastewater.

Right of Way
A Right of Way Permit (PDF) is required to work within city property, right-of-way or easements. Permit is issued by the Engineering Division, 507-645-3020. After printing and completing the application, submit to the Engineering Division by mail, email or in person at City Hall.  Once approved you will receive the permit and invoice for necessary fees

Driveway / Sidewalk Construction
A Driveway Permit (PDF) is required to construct a driveway or sidewalk within the public right-of-way. After printing and completing the application, submit to the City of Northfield by mail, email or in person.

Small Cell Wireless Permit
A Small Cell Wireless Permit (PDF) is required to install small wireless facilities in the right-of-way of the City.  After printing and completing the application, submit to the Engineering Division by mail, email or in person at City Hall. Small Cell Wireless Policy Guidelines

Barricade & Safety Cone Reservation
A Barricade and Safety Cone Reservation Form (PDF) is required to reserve barricades or safety cones.  After printing and completing the reservation form, submit to the Streets and Parks Division (507-645-3050), 1710 Riverview Drive, Northfield, MN  55057.  Resident will also pick up their reserved items at this address.

Dumpster Permit
A Dumpster Permit (PDF) is required to place dumpster on city streets. After printing and completing the application, submit to the City of Northfield by mail, email or in person. Once the application is approved a permit will be issued for display on the dumpster.

Block Party Permit
A Block Party Permit (PDF) is required to block off a city street for an event. After printing and completing the reservation form, submit to the Streets and Parks Division (507-645-3050), 1710 Riverview Drive, Northfield, MN  55057.  Resident will also pick up barricades/cones at this address.

Construction Grading, Sediment and Erosion Control Permit
A Construction Grading, Sediment and Erosion Control Permit Application (PDF) is required to ensure protection, repair, or replacement of any installed erosion and sediment control measures disturbed by activity, and monitor the current SWPPP during construction activity in the area applied for. After printing and completing the application, submit to the City of Northfield Engineering Division by mail, 
email or in person.

Sidewalk Poetry Reservation Form
A Sidewalk Poetry Reservation Form (PDF) is required to rent a poetry stamp for personal use.  Residents may choose the poem of their liking on the backside of the form. After printing and completing the application, submit to the City of Northfield Engineering Division by mail, 
email or in person.