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Road Occupancy Permits

Any person that organizes a Social Event or undertakes work within the City of Welland right-of-way must obtain a:

This would include the following but not limited to:

  • Street Parties
  • Road Closures
  • Placement of material within right-of-way (signs, banners, construction material, etc.)
  • Use of roadway for oversized of heavy loads
  • Widening of driveways, new driveways, or landscaping within right-of-way
  • Site servicing within the City’s right-of-way
  • Any use of City roads, streets and sidewalks for parade routes, walkathons, competitive races and other social, recreational, community, commercial or athletic activities.

It should also be noted, that pending on the roadway to be utilized, a permit from the Region of Niagara may also be required.

The following requirements must be met prior to a permit being issued.

  • The City fee for the Road Occupancy Permit is $150.00 (INCL. HST).
  • A Certificate of Insurance is required. The Certificate of Insurance must include the City of Welland as additional insured.
    $1 Million - Processions Using Sidewalks Only;
    $2 Million - Major Parades, Dances, Street Festivities, Athletic Races, Marches, Walkathons, Filming and Sidewalk Sales;
    $5 Million - Construction or placement of materials upon a highway.
  • Damage Deposit were applicable
  • Banner/Decorative Plant  installations (pole installations)

    Only banners that are designed to mitigate wind force damage will be permitted to be installed

    Any damages incurred to poles, lights, electrical system or to the public, will be the full responsibility of the permit holder

    Installation of the banners and decorative planters are the responsibility of the permit holder and the permit holder is to ensure that the banners and planters are properly secured

    Installers must be ESA certified.

  • Costs associated with temporary road/lane closures are the responsibility of the permit holder
  • The City of Welland holds the right to revoke any permit
  • Applicants must notify Public Works staff 24 hours prior to starting work, within the right-of-way (905) 735-1700 ext. 3000
  • All construction within the right-of-way must comply with municipal standards.

Further information is available under Section 8.1 of the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 89-2000.

Any person seeking to construct underground site servicing works within the City of Welland’s right-of-way must obtain a:

This would include the following but not limited to:

  • Installation/Replacement/Decommissioning of a Water Service to a private property;
  • Installation/Replacement/Decommissioning of a Sanitary Service to a private property;
  • Installation/Replacement/Decommissioning of a Storm Service to a private property; and
  • Extension of any municipal mainline sewer and/or watermain including all required appurtenances.

It should also be noted, that pending on the roadway to be utilized, a permit from the Region of Niagara may also be required.

A Road Occupancy Permit may also be required through the Traffic Department when working within the City’s right-of-way

The following requirements must be met prior to a permit being issued.

  • The City fee for the Site Servicing Road Occupancy Permit $300.00
  • Certificate of Insurance confirming $5,000,000.00 Commercial General Liability and $2,000,000.00 Automobile Coverage.
    The Certificate of Insurance must include the City of Welland as additional insured.
  • Detailed drawing illustrating the location of the work
  • WSIB clearance certificate
  • Security deposit

The City of Welland holds the right to revoke any permit.

Applicants must notify the City’s Construction Supervisor a minimum of 48 hours prior to the start of construction to ensure a Construction Inspector will be available to review the works.
(905) 735-1700 ext. 2180

All construction within the right-of-way must comply with municipal standards.