Right-of-Way (ROW) or "public way" means all property in which the City has any form of ownership or title, including easements, and which is held for public roadway or utility purposes, regardless of whether or not any roadway or utility physically exists or whether it is used, improved or maintained for public use.
Work Requiring a Right-of-Way Permit
Unless exempt from permit requirements in Spokane Valley Municipal Code (SVMC) 22.130.100, a ROW permit is required of any person or company who performs construction work or otherwise engages in activity within existing City ROW, or on City-owned infrastructure.
Traffic Control Plans
A traffic control plan (TCP) is required for the closure of more than 50% of the width of any street or if working on an arterial street. The City has pre-approved the use of TCPs issued by WSDOT and the City, which can be found below:
- Typical Intersection Lane Closure - Three Lane Roadway (WSDOT TC14) (PDF)
- Typical Double Lane Closure for Multi-Lane Roadways (WSDOT TC 4) (PDF)
- Typical Center Lane Closure (SV-TC-101) (PDF)
- Typical Single Lane Closure for Multi-Lane Roadways (SV-TC-106) (PDF)
- Typical Shoulder Closure - Low Speed (40 Miles Per Hour or Less) (WSDOT TC 5) (PDF)
- Typical Shoulder Closure - High Speed (45 Miles Per Hour or Higher) (WSDOT TC 6) (PDF)
- Typical Roundabout Flagging Operation (WSDOT TC18) (PDF)
- Typical Road Closure - Local Access (SV-TC-102) (PDF)
- Typical One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control with Flaggers (WSDOT TC 1) (PDF)
- Typical Lane Shift - Two Lane Roadway with Center Turn Lane (SV-TC-105) (PDF)
- Typical Lane Shift - Three Lane Roadways (WSDOT TCP12) (PDF)
Short Duration & Very Short Duration
- Typical Short Duration Lane Closure - Multi-Lane Operation (WSDOT TCP 15) (PDF)
- Typical Short Duration Lane Closure - 2 Lane Operation (WSDOT TCP 14) (PDF)
- Typical Very Short Duration Work Operation- Multi-Lane Approach, Low Speed (40 Miles Per Hour or Lower) (WSDOT TCP 19) (PDF)
- Typical Very Short Duration Work Operation - Outside Traveled Way -Two Lane or Multi-Lane Highway (WSDOT TCP 18) (PDF)
- Typical Short Duration Work Operation - Intersection Location (WSDOT TCP 17) (PDF)
- Typical Short Duration Shoulder Work - Multi-Lane Operation (WSDOT TCP 16) (PDF)
Apply for a Permit
Please use the Online Permit Portal to apply for a Right-of-Way permit. If you do NOT wish to use the online portal, use the application form below:
Please follow this process for fee payment when submitting permit applications:
- Identify fees that need to be paid when application is submitted; view current permit fees (PDF). Payments can be made by credit card or check. There is a 2.5% credit card/online convenience fee. Fees must be paid prior to permit application being processed.
- Mail or walk the applications and fees to:
Spokane Valley City Hall:
10210 E Sprague Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
- Email materials to the Permit Center and call 509-720-5240 regarding fee payment.