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The Public Works administrative office and garage are located at 637 38th Avenue NE.

Hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday

Phone (763) 706-3700     Fax (763) 706-3701

The following permits are required from the Public Works Department. 

Street Obstruction Permit
A permit is required for any non-motorized obstruction placed in the street such as dumpsters, storage containers, and building/landscape materials. Cost of the permit is $25.00.

Flashers are required if the obstruction will remain in the street overnight. Flashers are available from the Public Works department with a $150 deposit. A separate check is required for the flasher deposit.

Work within Right-of-Way Permit
Excavation work done within the street right-of-way, including the boulevard area, for utilities, curb and gutter, public sidewalk, etc.

Contractors must furnish a Street and Public Easement Excavation Bond and a current Certificate of Insurance.


Street Restoration
The extent of street restoration depends on the age of the most recent street rehabilitation (reconstruction or overlay). 

Street Restoration Map
Street Rehabilitation Standard Plate
0 to 5 years 1
Over 5 to 15 years 2 and 3
Over 15 years old 4

Load Limit Permit
Spring weight restrictions apply on streets under the jurisdiction of the City of Columbia Heights. General restrictions begin in March and continue until Mn/DOT lifts the restriction in the metropolitan area.

The special permits are issued by the City Engineer on a case-by-case basis. Please call (763) 706-3700.

Contact Columbia Heights
590 40th Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Ph: (763) 706-3600
Fx: (763) 706-3601
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