Driveway and Sidewalk Permit

A permit is required for installing a driveway approach, sidewalk or curb and gutter in the public right-of-way. The permit can only be issued to a bonded contractor or a homeowner who obtains a certificate of insurance bond in the amount of $5,000 payable to the City of Moorhead.


Driveway Approach Permit $30
Sidewalk or Curb & Gutter Permit $0.75/linear foot

For Driveway & Sidewalk permits call the Engineering Department at 218.299.5390.

Right-of-Way Excavation Permit

Excavation permits are required whenever an excavation or underground work is planned within the City's right-of-way. No person may excavate any right-of-way without first having obtained the appropriate Right-of-Way Permit from the Engineering Department.

Applicants must submit a completed permit application form along with:

  • Scaled drawing showing the location of the proposed project
  • $25,000 minimum Contractor Bond
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (City of Moorhead listed as additional insured)
  • Erosion/Sediment Control Permit Application


0'-500' $250

501'-1500 $550

1501'+ $1,250
Minimum Permit Fee (iNCLUDES sTORMWATER FEE)

Lawn Grade Permit

Engineering provides rear yard lawn grades to aid in establishing proper rear yard drainage. The fee is $40 per Lawn Grade request.

For Lawn Grade permits call Engineering at 218.299.5390

Additional Information and Forms