Man with heavy equipment installing infrastructure


  • Right-of-Way Permit Application, signed
  • Cost Estimate of ROW Work (if more than $1,500.00, surety bond is required)
  • Site Plan – Working scale, shows location of work, name & width of streets & the relative position of proposed work to existing utilities
  • Traffic Control Plan (TCP)
  • Traffic Impact Form (TIF) – For any projects impacting traffic. - This form is used to update our Traffic Notification Webpage; so please use terms for the general public to view, i.e., not technical terms.
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance – Proof of insurance with the COBI listed as additional insured (ACORD Form)
  • Surety Bond – Required if cost estimate of work performed within the ROW is >$1,500.00. Bond must be for 125% of the cost estimate. See ROW Restoration Performance Bond under "Related Documents"


  • Pay for your permit online using link below:
      • Note: PayGov.US which assesses a 3.0% convenience fee on all credit/debit card transactions
  • Select "Make a Payment", top right
  • Select State, City
  • Select Transaction:  Right-of-Way Permit
  • Follow instructions; 
  • For ROW Type; select applicable type per permit: Type, A, B1, C, D; see permit for associated types.
  • Additionally, you can call our Front Desk for payment over the phone at 206.842.7633.
  • Note: It's recommended to submit all documents in one email, including proof of payment.  Notate payment receipt # on application. Submit application and all required documents via email to pwadmin@bainbridgewa.gov
  • Approval is generally within 10-workings days; at which time you will receive an approval email.
  • Issuance - Applicant must request issuance using the first start day of work and submit an update of their beginning and ending traffic impact dates.
  • Inspection Request - Permittee must request first inspection upon construction completion by emailing pwadmin@bainbridgewa.gov or calling 206.842.2016.
  • Final Inspection -12 Month Bond Release -After one year has elapsed from the initial inspection date, a final inspection will be needed prior to bond release. 

Contact Us

  1. Engineering & Water Resources

    Engineering Email
    280 Madison Ave. N
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    Ph: 206-842-2016

    Staff Directory

    • If you have a public works emergency after hours, that threatens public health, safety, or the environment such as a sewer spill, loss of water pressure, flooding, downed stop sign, or downed tree in the City’s Right-of-Way, call 911. CenCom at 911 will contact our emergency personnel for response.