Utility Permits

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As referenced in the Southfield City Code (Title IV – Streets and Sidewalks, Chapter 33 – Streets, Article I. – In General, Sec. 4.3 – Permits and bonds), this permit application has been reviewed and/or adopted by Southfield City Council on July 20, 2020 for Utility work performed in the Public Rights-of-Way.

UTILITY PERMIT APPLICATION

Utility Permit Application Submittal Form - Required for Utility Permit Applications

Please see the Utility Permit Application and corresponding information provided within this webpage to help answer questions regarding required information. If you have further questions, please call the Engineering Department at (248) 796-4810.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL FORM

Please use the following fillable PDF documents to submit requests throughout the Utility Permitting process, including:

INSPECTION REQUEST FORM - This form is required in order to request that the City inspect a work site and approve the release of a bond that has been deposited respective to a given permit. Fees may apply.

MODIFIED SCOPE OF WORK FORM - This form is required in any case where a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or a Contractor, submitting on behalf of a Utility Company (Permit Owner), needs to change the scope of work that was originally provided as part of an application and approved by the City. Fees may apply.

RECORDS REQUEST FORM - At any given time, if a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or a Contractor, submitting on behalf of a Utility Company (Permit Owner), needs to request records by emailed, physically mailed to, or picked up from a authorized representative, this form should be submitted to the City to process such a request. Fees may apply.

RECORDS CHANGE REQUEST FORM - At any given time, if a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or a Contractor, submitting on behalf of a Utility Company (Permit Owner), needs to change specific records that the City holds, this form should be submitted to the City to process such a request. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, a change of address, minor adjustments to a permit that do not affect the scope of work, or other modifications to a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or Contractor's general contact information or respective authorizations. Fees may apply.

PERMIT EXTENSION REQUEST FORM - This form is required in any case where a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or a Contractor, submitting on behalf of a Utility Company (Permit Owner), needs to extend a permit's expiration date in order to complete work relating to a specific permit. Without such extension request, a permit may incur fees associated with missing a valid permit on site or improper construction work, and respective bonds associated with a permit may be eligible for forfeiture. Fees may apply.

CLOSE PERMIT REQUEST FORM - This form is required only in the case where a permit has expired and a Utility Company (Permit Owner) or Contractor, submitting on behalf of a Utility Company (Permit Owner), no longer requires a permit to complete work that has been approved and would like to submit this form to close a permit and request a bond refund. In any case where an inspection has indicated that work has not been performed sufficiently, this form IS NOT applicable as a substitute for a second (third, or more) inspection in order to approve a bond for refund. Fees may apply.

Please use the following documents to assist with various requests regarding Utility Permits. These documents will provide information on what should be included in the following scenarios:

Utility Permit FAQs - General Questions

Q - What is the difference between the "Utility Permit Application" and the "Utility Permit Application Submittal Form"?
A - The "Utility Permit Application" is the document that outlines and describes the City of Southfield utility permitting process. It includes procedures, requirements, fees, and other information that has been approved by our City Council to describe the process for acquiring an approved utility permit. The "Utility Permit Application Submittal Form" is the form that an entity must submit to apply for a permit.

Other Notes: 

Sanitary Discharge permit required for Groundwater Remediation