Permits

The Following Permits are Obtained from the Department of Public Works:


Crane - No person shall use, move or remove, or cause or permit to be used, moved or removed, or aid or assist in using, moving or removing, any building, structure or crane used in connection with the construction, repair or demolition of buildings or other structures within the building line, or shovels using steam or other motive power into, along or across any street, without a written permit from the Commissioner of Public Works, which permit shall specify the route to be taken and such other reasonable conditions as he may deem necessary. No permit, however, shall be issued unless a proper bond is filed in such amount as is deemed adequate by the Corporation Counsel to secure the City against loss or damage incident thereto.  See §227-51 of the Municipal Code for full description. 

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Street/Sidewalk Obstruction - No person shall obstruct, encumber or occupy in any manner or for any purposes whatsoever any public street, highway or sidewalk area without first obtaining therefor from the Commissioner a written permit.  See §227:38-43 of Municipal Code for full description. 

Click Here for Permit Application      Click Here for Street/Sidewalk Obstruction Guidelines  

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Street/Sidewalk Opening - No person shall open or cause to be opened, by cutting or excavating, the surface or soil of any street, highway, sidewalk area or public ground for any purpose whatsoever without first obtaining therefor from the Commissioner a written permit for a street opening; except, however, that the construction, removal, replacement or repair of a sidewalk, curb or driveway shall be done under a permit for sidewalk, curb or driveway as hereinbefore provided in Article II in lieu of a permit for street opening. See §227:15-19 of Municipal Code for full description.

Click Here for Permit Application       Click Here for Street/Sidewalk Opening Guidelines

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Curb Lowering - The Commissioner shall not issue a permit for any curb lowering in front of an unimproved tax lot or parcel, or in front of an improved tax lot or parcel where the application is for a curb lowering exceeding 12 lineal feet, unless written approval is first obtained by the applicant from the City Council. See §227:13-14 of the Municipal Code for full description.

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Dumpster - No person shall obstruct, encumber or occupy in any manner or for any purposes whatsoever any public street, highway or sidewalk area without first obtaining therefor from the Commissioner a written permit.  See §227:38-43 of Municipal Code for full description.

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Scaffolding - No person shall obstruct, encumber or occupy in any manner or for any purposes whatsoever any public street, highway or sidewalk area without first obtaining therefor from the Commissioner a written permit.  See §227:38-43 of Municipal Code for full description.

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Tree Removal - It shall be unlawful to plant or set out any shade tree in or upon any part of any public street or City park without first obtaining from the Commissioner of Public Works a written permit so to do and without complying in all respects with the conditions set forth in this chapter and in such written permit. See §252 of Municipal Code for full description


Accepted In Person Forms of Payment for Permits

  • Cash
  • Certified check made payable to "The City of Mount Vernon"
  • Credit or debit card (3.5% fee)
  • Money order made payable to "The City of Mount Vernon"