20 East Main
51 Winburn Way
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: (541) 488-5587
Fax: (541) 488-6006
These Divisions include:
The Engineering and Administration Division comprise the engineering, development, surveying, and long-range public works planning functions. The Director of Public Works and other shared staff positions are included in this Division.
In addition, this Department provides staff support for various commissions and local groups concerned with environmental, development, and transportation issues.
The offices for the Engineering and Administration Division are located at 51 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park.
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A public works permit provides the authorization for an individual or agency to perform work within the public right-of-way. There are eight types of public works permits
Right-of-Way Closure Permit covers the temporary closure of sidewalks, streets, alleys, parking spaces and paths within the City of
Encroachment Permit is issued for the private long-term use of public rights-of-way and easements including, but not limited to landscaping, parking, accesses, etc.
Miscellaneous Construction Permit covers the construction of sidewalks, driveway approaches, curbs and gutters within the public right-of-way.
Excavation Permit covers the cutting and excavations of streets and alleys within the City of
Driveway Painting Permit is granted for the purpose of painting a yellow “No Parking Zone” at the entrance to a home or business driveway to assist with visibility and access.
Dust Suppressant Permit is issued for the application of a dust suppressant on an unpaved City street or alley.
Special Event or Block Party Permit are issued to allow a temporary closure of a residential street or alley for the purpose of entertainment to benefit the immediate neighborhood including downtown.
Sidewalk Café Permit utilizing the public sidewalk for sidewalk dining in the downtown business district (C-1-D), commercial district (C-1) or employment district (E-1).
Yes. A Miscellaneous Concrete Construction Permit is required from the Public Works Administration Office, located at 51 Winburn Way, if work will take place in the public right-of-way. To contact Public Works, please call 541-488-5587.
The cost varies from $16.00 to over $400 depending upon the complexity of the permit, and the number of inspections needed. For more information, call Public Works at 541-488-5587.
Depending on the type of permit issued, some are valid for up to a period of 60 days, while others are valid for six months or more. Specific information can be obtained by contacting Public Works Administration at 541- 488-5587.
Perhaps. A Right-of-Way Closure permit to place a temporary oversized storage container or dumpster will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Factors include the location, available space, amount of public use, length of time, etc. For more information, call Public Works at 541-488-5347.
· The City of
· A call must be placed to
· No construction debris or stockpiling of materials shall be placed in the street or within the public right-of-way.
· No above or below ground installations shall be done without City approval.
Important Phone Numbers
Public Works Administration Office: 541-488-5587
Building Department: 541-488-5309
Transportation & Engineering: 541-488-5347
Code Enforcement: 541-488-5305
Tree Permits: 541-488-5305
If you have any questions, requests or suggestions concerning the Public Works permit process, please contact the Public Works Administration Office at 541-488-5587.