Important Information Before Work Begins
Do Not Start Work Without A Permit!
A permit is required for contractors to work in the City Right-of-Way at all times. If a contractor is found working in the City Right-of-Way without a permit, they will be issued a Stop Work Order for Working Without a Permit. This Stop Work Order includes a $600 fine. The fine must be paid and the correct permit obtained before the Stop Work Order is lifted.
If the job is an after-hours or weekend emergency, the contractor should call Ogden City Engineering's Permit Team at 801-629-8990 or Engineering's Lead Inspector at 801-940-2699 and leave a message before work is started.
If no notification about the emergency work has been made by the end of the next work day, the contractor will be subject to a fine and placed on a reduced permit restriction.
ACTIVATE THE PERMIT!
"Activating" the permit makes it active in the Inspections system and assigns the appropriate inspection type to the job. This is done by contacting the Engineering Permits team at 801-629-8990 or by using the Online Activation Form.
Failure to Activate the permit may lead to restrictions or reductions in the amount of permitted work a contractor is allowed to do at any one time.
Contact Inspector / Schedule Inspection
Immediately after Activating the permit, the contractor should contact their assigned Engineering Inspector to schedule an inspection. The contractor will schedule their inspection directly with the Engineering Inspector for Engineering permits. The Inspector's name and contact information is found on the upper right-hand corner of the permit, directly under the permit number. The Inspector will determine at what point he will need to meet with the contractor on-site, depending on the work being performed.
Maintain good communication with your inspector throughout the duration of the job. If any work is completed, buried, paved or concreted without the appropriate inspection, the contractor will be instructed to remove the material so that inspections may be completed.
Know the Standards!
It is the contractor's responsibility to know the engineering standards by which they will be performing work. These can be found in the Documents & Links section.
Document Existing Conditions!
It is recommended that the contractor photograph and/or film existing conditions at the job location, especially sidewalk, curb & gutter. Any broken or damaged concrete at the job site will be the responsibility of the contractor to replace unless there is proof that the concrete was damaged previous to the work being done. Often, this is covered in on-site pre-construction meetings as the contractor and inspector walk and inspect the site.
Ogden City Engineering requires engineered, detailed plans showing locations of all excavations (including bore pits, vaults, hand-hole boxes, pedestals, etc) and also showing the location of the bore path (dimensioned off of back of curb or sidewalk). The plans must also show all utilities that cross or run in close proximity to the proposed bore.
These plans must either be produced by a company that currently has a franchise agreement with Ogden City, or stamped by a licensed professional engineer. The stamp must be signed and dated prior to submittal (Utah Admin. Code 156-22-601, 1c)
Bore Path: Location and Depth Constraints
Bore path must be a minimum of 3ft BOC (Back of Curb) in areas with park strip, and 3ft BOW (Back of Walk) where the sidewalk is directly behind the curb, to allow space for water meter boxes behind the curb. Maximum allowable horizontal deviation from bore path is 12” in either direction.
Minimum allowable cover of conduit installed by directional bore is 2 feet, unless a greater depth is specified in the submitted plans.
Accepted Drawing Scales
Drawing scales of 1:10 and 1:20 are accepted for detail-level drawings. Drawing scales of 1:30, 1:40 and 1:50 are preferred scales for submitted Site Plan drawings. Drawing scales greater than 1:50 are not accepted due to the level of detail required in the submitted Site Plan.
All utility cabinets must be located back of walk in the PUE/MUE. No cabinets are allowed in the park strip unless expressly authorized by the City Engineer.
- No utility cabinets are allowed within intersection Sight Triangles, as defined in Ogden City Code 7-3-2
- No vaults, handholes or other underground boxes are allowed in the corner zone due to current and future ADA ramp placements.
Utility Easements (PUE/MUE & Private)
All Utility Easements (Public, Municipal or Private) that are being used within the scope of work being performed MUST be shown on the submitted plans.
All Bore Logs must be submitted to the Engineering Inspector
A video inspection may be required at the discretion of the Engineering Inspector to verify that a city utility lateral or main has not been damaged in the process of the bore.
An on-site Preconstruction Meeting is required for all directional bore jobs in Ogden City at least 24 hours (or 1 business day) prior to work starting. Please contact your assigned Engineering Inspector to Schedule.
The Engineering Inspector contact information is found in the top right-hand corner of the permit, below the permit number.
Using City Water for Bore Work
Contractors connecting to the fire hydrants within Ogden City's water system MUST have a city-issued hydrant meter as part of that connection. Those connecting without a hydrant meter will be prosecuted for theft of services.
Utility and Infrastructure Repairs
Contractor shall be responsible for damage or destruction to property and/or utilities during the course of construction, including pipelines, culverts, conduits, cabling, asphalt and concrete pavement. Such damages must be repaired quickly, and restored to a condition equal to or better than prior to boring. The existing site condition will be assessed during the pre-construction meeting.
Landscape Restoration and Repairs
Landscaping at bore-pit locations or any other locations damaged or disturbed by contractor MUST be restored to a condition equal to or better than it was prior to the bore job. Any components of an irrigation or sprinkler system (pipe, control wire) that are damaged as a result of permitted directional bore work must be repaired immediately upon discovery
Irrigation / Sprinkler Repair
Testing of sprinkler (or irrigation) systems crossed by the bore is a requirement to finalize the permit and close out work. Contractor will still be liable for damage incurred to irrigation and sprinkler systems during the course of a directional bore job during the fall/winter/spring seasons when irrigation systems are not charged.
Homeowner/Property owner will have until July 31st of the following summer to submit a damage claim to Ogden City. Upon discovery that the reported damage was indeed caused by the bore job, the Contractor will immediately repair said damage.
Failure to repair / replace damaged landscaping, utilities & infrastructure in a timely manner may result in the suspension of current and future work, and will result in claims filed against the contractor’s bond.
Boring Under a River
Boring under a river requires prior approval from the necessary state and federal agencies. Those approvals must be in place for permit issuance. City and/or State permits may be required. Please contact Ogden City's SWPP Engineer (801-629-8199) for questions regarding river/stream crossing bores.
Working Near Trees in the Right-of-Way
Trees in the park strip and other areas of the Right-of-Way are owned and maintained by Ogden City. All concerns dealing with tree trimming, broken branches or the health of city trees should be directed to the Ogden City Urban Forester (801-629-8284) Contractors must take measures to protect the trees while working in the City Right-of-Way, See documents linked below:
Utility cabinets are NOT permitted to be placed in park strips front of walk. Existing utilities in park strips do not constitute an automatic approval for placement of utility cabinets. All utility cabinets and their locations must be expressly approved by the city engineer. If cabinets are installed in the park strip without approval from the City Engineer, contractor will be instructed to remove them, regardless of service disruption.
Equipment Specifications Required
All equipment shown on submitted plans (including cabinets, HH boxes, Manholes, Doghouses, Flowerpots, etc) MUST include the specifications for such equipment within the plan set or in an additional attached file. Plans submitted without specifications will be refused, and the contractor will be required to resubmit.
Bore Offsets for Utility Mains
Bore routes running parallel to City utility mains MUST maintain an minimum horizontal distance of 5-7ft for water and storm sewer mains and 10ft for sanitary sewer mains. See Utility Excavation Zone for details.
All Site Plans for Fiber/Directional Bore work must include a stamp from a principal engineer to verify that the plans have been drafted to engineering standards, OR the logo of the parent provider to verify that the plans have been drafted by the cable/fiber provider. We must have an existing franchise agreement with the fiber provider for this option to be valid, and the provider will be responsible for any damages resultant of, or misinformation conveyed by the site plan.
Individual bore plans should have a combined bore length not exceeding 2,500 ft. This keeps the project manageable in terms of review time and inspection management. The number of permits allowed at one time by any one company may change depending on the contractor's ability to restore landscaping, respond to and repair damages to other utilities, and communication with the permit team and inspectors.
As contractors improve communication and rapport with Ogden City's permit team and the engineering inspectors, more work will be allowed to progress. Conversely, failure to communicate or follow city requirements and standards will lead to a contractor being limited or restricted with their permits.
This does not pertain to permits submitted for smaller request areas ( < 2 city blocks). We will continue to issue these permits as normal, with no limit to the number of permits that may be active at a time, unless stated otherwise.
Dormant Water Lateral
If a metal water lateral between the city main and the water meter has remained unused for a period of 7 years or longer, Ogden City Water will require the property owner to hire a contractor to replace the lateral. If the corp stop is inspected and deemed usable, then the old metal lateral may be replaced by a new polypipe or pvc single-piece lateral to the meter. If the corp stop is deteriorated past the point of reliable use, the contractor will need to kill the existing water lateral at the main and install a new tap and lateral to the meter.
Lateral Replacement, Meter to Home
When replacing the culinary water lateral from the meter to the home, the contractor will be required to replace the meter box with a city approved meter box and make sure that a dual-check valve is installed on the house side of the meter.
Meter Box Relocation
Ogden City's Engineering Standards dictate that the water lateral be one uninterrupted piece of pipe from the corp stop (tap) on the city water main all the way to the meter. If a homeowner wishes to relocate their water meter box, due to driveway expansion, etc., this will require killing the current water lateral at the main and installing a new tap and lateral to the new meter box location.
Sewer Inspection Videos
There are times when video inspection of sanitary sewer lines (and storm drain systems) are required.
The camera used in sewer lateral inspections must have recording capability and present a clear picture of the sewer lateral. Cell phone video of the inspection camera screen will not be accepted; the camera MUST have recording capability. We WILL reject cell phone video of inspection camera screens.
We’ve received submissions in the past where the glare off of the video screen, or the resolution of the camera screen or phone camera compromised the video quality enough that we required the lateral to be re-inspected. Using the right equipment will save time and money for everyone involved. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Shared Sewer Laterals
A significant portion of Ogden City's homes built between 1900 and 1950 have a shared sewer lateral, meaning that the sewer drain pipe that connects to the city sewer main is shared by 2 or more houses. Ogden City reviews shared lateral repair jobs on a case-by-case basis to determine the best course of action to restore sewer service to all houses on the shared line.
Cured-in-Place liners are one of the preferred methods of repair, as they do not require excavation in the Right-of-Way, they strengthen and cover the inside of old pipe, fixing leaks and holes, and preventing tree roots from infiltrating. Sewer liners can also be successfully used in many shared lateral situations. Contractor MUST indicate on site plan and in permit description whether they plan to replace any amount of existing pipe or fittings in the process of installing a Cured-in-Place liner.
All concrete paving within the Ogden City Right-of-Way requires a base course of State Spec road base, installed with a 95% modified proctor density. Compaction tests are REQUIRED!
- Sidewalks, Drive Approaches: Base course thickness matches specified concrete thickness (4"-6")
- Curb & Gutter: Base course thickness is 8"
- Warm Weather Mix: Minimum 4,000 PSI rating, 6 1/2 Bag Mix (April 15 thru mid-November)
- Cold Weather Mix: Minimum 5,000 PSI rating, 7 1/2 Bag Mix (mid-November thru April 15)
Asphalt Specifications - Paving & Permanent Patch
- Mix Design: 1/2" 50 Gyration, PG-58-28. Max recycled asphalt cannot exceed 15%
- Lift Thickness: 2" Min - 4" Max
- Air Temp (°F): 50° in the shade and rising by 10:00am
- Asphalt Temp (°F): 285° F Min for 2" Lift, 265° F Min for 3-4" Lift
BATCH TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR PAVEMENT INSPECTIONS!
Winter Paving Plan
A Winter Paving Plan is required during the winter months when the local hot mix plants are closed and cold patch is being used to patch road cuts. The Winter Paving Plan is a plan set up by the Contractor with Ogden City that details when the contractor will return in the spring and replace the temporary cold patch on the road with a permanent patch. Failure to place a permanent patch on a road excavation will result in a claim filed against the contractor's bond.
Click Here for more information (https://www.ogdencity.com/2127/Winter-Paving-Plan)
When a road has been reconstructed, repaved or reconditioned, it goes under Moratorium for a period of 3-5 years. When a road is under moratorium, it is restricted from non-essential road cuts. When road cuts are necessary due to a utility break or needed utility work, the required road patch will be larger than those of an older road.
Road patch sizes for Moratorium Roads are determined by the City Engineer. For information on moratorium expiration dates, please call Engineering Permits at 801-629-8990.
Click here for the most recent PDF map of Moratorium Roads (https://www.ogdencity.com/DocumentCenter/View/20145/Moratorium---Current-Map)
There are three main seasonal moratorium periods every year, and they apply mainly to the downtown & Washington Blvd area (around 17th Street). Only excavations or road & sidewalk closures of an emergency nature will be permitted during these times.
- Ogden Marathon - May 17-24
- Pioneer Days Celebration & Rodeo - July 8-26
- Winter holiday season (Christmas Village & events) - Nov 18-Jan 3 Click here for Winter Moratorium Map (https://www.ogdencity.com/DocumentCenter/View/26628/Holiday-Permit-Moratorium-Boundaries)