Are you doing construction work or erecting signs/tables/awnings/etc. in publicly-owned areas?
Permits are required for all work performed in the public right-of-way. Each dedicated street in the City of Monticello has a public right-if-way. The right-of-way includes:
-Curbing and sidewalks;
-The Area between the sidewalk and curb.
Work that requires a permit includes street openings, driveway construction, encroachments, street and sidewalk obstructions, new water services and renewals, water abandonments, and use of hydrants and barricades.
Street and side right-of-way permits ensure that:
-Individuals working in the right-of-way know the appropriate rules and regulations. This reduces the possibility of damage to utility lines.
-Individuals doing work in the right-if-way are property insured against personal injury and property damage.
-Work is done according to the City of Monticello specifications, codes, and requirements, thereby providing for proper restoration of public property.
-Schedules between agencies and individuals are coordinated so they do not attempt to perform work at the same location simultaneously.
-A record of who performed specific work is maintained, in case problems are discovered after work has been completed.
-Vehicular and pedestrian traffic is adequately maintained.
Permits are required for the following activities - (This is a partial listing):
-Any type of excavation in the public right-of-way such as installing, repairing, or replacing of water services or sewer laterals, and installing or repairing of any type of underground utility.
-Repairing or replacing of any sidewalk in the public right-of-way.
-Resurfacing, widening, or closing of an existing driveway.
-Installing a new driveway.
-Installing, replacing, or removing street curbing.
-Storing materials, dumpsters, or equipment in the public right-of-way.
-Parking any heavy equipment such as cranes in a public street.
-Erecting a new utility pole, or removing or relocating an existing utility pole.
How to Obtain a Permit:
Permits may be downloaded HERE and returned to the Monticello Municipal Building during open hours.
210 N Hamilton St.
Monticello, IL 61856
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm