Work in the Right of Way

April 27, 2018

Please be reminded that before any work is done or materials are temporarily stored in a City right of way, a right of way permit is needed. The width of the right of way varies throughout the City. In the original village area it is a total of 99 feet wide, including the roadway. In the newer neighborhoods, it is generally a total of 60 feet wide including the roadway. In areas with sidewalks, the right of way includes the area between the sidewalk and the curb. In areas without sidewalks, it includes the area from the property line to the road. The permit is required to make sure that the work conforms with the City Engineering Standards and to make sure that the area is properly restored to the condition it was in before the work. For more information on obtaining a permit, please call the City Office at 734-426-8303. The form can be accessed online at http://dextermi.gov/node/144