Public Right of Way

About the Permit

All work performed within the public right of way of the City of Kalispell requires the issuance of a Public Right-of-Way Permit. This permit is issued and administered by the Public Works Department.

Public Right-of-Way Permits include, but are not limited to, utility installation, fill and/or excavation, sewer/water taps, sidewalk, curb, gutter and driveway access construction. Also included are uses of the Public Right-of-Way that may create a hazard such as scaffolding, material or equipment storage, crane operations, sandblasting, painting, etc. All work performed must be in compliance with the City Standards for Design and Construction.


Prior to issuance of the permit the applicant must provide written proof of insurance and bonding. Written requirements for excavation within the public right of way are available in the Public Works Office.


Work conducted in the right of way of state highway or county roads is subject to the approval by the Montana Department of Transportation (406-751-2000) or the Flathead County Road Department (406-758-5790).