Right-of-Way Permit

  • What is Right of Way?
    Generally, a public easement, vested in the City in trust for the public and controlled by the City, to which the public has a right to access and use for the purposes intended by dedication. Generally, the Right-of-Way is 10-15ft behind the edge of the street or curb.
  • What is a Right of Way Permit and when should you purchase one?
    A Right-of-Way permit must be obtained from the City of Lee's Summit Public Works Department any time an excavation is made in the public Right-of-Way. This permit will consist of Permit Application Guidelines, Permit Holder Requirements and other relevant information.
  • Public Works Right of Way Ordinance
  • How do I obtain a Right of Way Permit?
    • Existing accounts: Please login to Right of Way Permit.
    • Apply for a username and password: Right of Way Permit application. The applicant will be notified within 48 hours to confirm account activation.
    • Via walk-in: A Password and ID can be applied for at the Public Works Department. The Applicant must fill out the user ID and password application, which they will receive, from the Public Works Secretary. The ID and Password will be processed and the applicant will receive confirmation from the Right-of-Way Section via fax within 48 hours.
    • Via fax machine: A Password and ID may be obtained via the fax machine. The Applicant may apply for an ID and Password by faxing a completed copy of the application to the Right-of-Way section at 816.969.1800. The Right-of-Way Section will respond back with a confirmation of the Applicants new ID and Password within 48 hours.
    • Questions about this procedure may be directed via publicworks@cityofLS.net or by phone to the Public Works Department.
    • Some activities Right-of-Way may require a supplemental Temporary Traffic Control Permit.