Highway Permit

The Highway Division of the Department of Public Works issues permits for any work that is performed in the Town right-of-way. Examples of such work may include:

  • Excavating the road, sidewalk, or shoulder for installation of utilities
  • Connecting to a town storm drain
  • Installing or relocating a driveway, curb and/or sidewalk
  • Use of the Town’s right-of-way for activities including but not limited to:
    • Dumpsters/storage containers
    • Scaffolding (Building Division permits required)
    • Crane/forklift use
    • Renting of on-street parking space (Approval required from Parking Services)
    • Civic Events

How To Submit a Highway Permit

Save yourself time and money -- submit your Highway Permit online! Highway permits can be submitted in person or online / via email. To access a PDF of the Highway Permit application, CLICK HEREThe Highway Permit application can also be obtained at Town Hall, Department of Public Works Highway Division. 

Submitting a highway permit online / via email:

  • 1 Highway Permit Application
  • 1 set of Site Plans
  • 1 copy of the Drainage Summary Report (if applicable) 

To view the steps for filing a Highway Permit via email, CLICK HERE.

Submitting a highway permit in person: 

  • 1 Highway Permit Application
  • 1 set of Site Plans (hard copy AND digital) 
  • 1 digital copy of the Drainage Summary Report (if applicable) 

Sewer Work in the Town Road or Town Right-of-way:

If you are submitting a Highway Application for proposed sewer work in the Town road or right-of-way, you will need to supply an appropriate valid Sewer Permit number. Failure to do this could result in your application being denied.

Applying For a Building Permit and Need Highway Sign-off? 

For detailed information, CLICK HERE

Requirements and Responsibilities of the Highway Permittee

  • Notification: Upon issuance of the permit, the permittee shall notify the Highway Inspector at (203)-622-7766 at least 48 hours before the commencement of work. Activities such as backfilling of trenches or concrete pouring shall also require additional inspections as set forth in the Highway Permit.
  • Safety: Safe passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic must be afforded at all times. The permittee shall comply with all regulations and standards as set forth in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  •  Reimbursement: The permittee shall indemnify and reimburse the Town for all costs and expenses incurred in bringing the excavation site into compliance with the provisions of the permit, including but not limited to the costs of restoration of the site.
  • Liability & Permission: The permittee agrees that he will hold harmless the Town of Greenwich, its officials, agents, and employees from any and all claims, suits, liability, and actions including any and all damage to person or property, in consequence, or resulting from his acts, negligence, omissions or performance of work as set forth in the permit.
  • Emergency Permits: A permit for emergency work may be issued without a review period at the discretion of the Highway Superintendent. The permittee will be held responsible for any requirements that may follow the immediate repair of such emergency work.
  • Final Inspection: Upon completion of the work items as set forth in the permit, the permittee shall submit a Request for Final Inspection form. This form will be required to close out the Highway Permit and may be required to obtain any Certificates of Occupancy (C.O.) from the Building Division.