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A Right-of-Way Activity Permit is required by any person, utility company or contractor performing activities within City streets right-of-way. An approved permit must be obtained prior to any work commencing.

Applicants are to apply with the Issuer of Permits not less than fifteen (15) working days in advance of the right-of-way activity. 

Effective immediately, in accordance with the Fees and Charges By-law all applications will be subject to a $100.00 application fee and where applicable a $100.00 inspection fee, to be paid at time of submission.

In order to assist you in applying online, throughout the course of the application you may be asked for one or more of the following documents to be uploaded:

  • Proof of Commercial general liability insurance including products and competed operations and blanket contractual to a limit of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence. The policy will be endorsed to name The Corporation of the City of Brantford as an additional insured. 
  • Standard form automobile liability insurance that complies with all requirements of the current legislation of the Province of Ontario, having an inclusive limit of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).
  • Security in the minimum amount of $2,000.00 in a form of cash deposit, certified cheque, credit card or bond.
  • A detailed site drawing
  • Traffic Control Plan
  • Notice Letter
  • Municipal Consent

Staff review of all applications will not commence until all fees are paid in full and until all requirements have been met to the satisfaction of the Issuer of Permits.  All fees and charges are in accordance with the Fees and Charges By-law.

PLEASE NOTE: If an amendment or extension to a previously approved permit is required please do not proceed any further and contact Please include all relevant documents that pertain to the existing permit as well as an updated notification letter in your email. Applicable fees will be invoiced separately.
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Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 and Sections 8(1) and 10 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended and will be used to contact the owner, applicant and / or agent regarding the Right of Way Activity Permit. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information, City of Brantford, 100 Wellington Square, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 2M2, 519-759-4150.