Excavation Permits

Excavation Permits

The Development Engineering Division is responsible for receiving, processing, and issuing permits for any excavation, trenching and utility installation.

Who needs an excavation permit?  Spanish Fork City requires anyone (contractors, residents etc) that are performing work in the City's right-of-way or connecting onto a City utility to obtain a Spanish Fork City Excavation Permit.

What is the right-of-way? City roads including sidewalk, curb, gutter, planter, asphalt roadway, etc.

Who needs to apply for the permit?  The contractor or resident performing the work.


Certificate of Liability Insurance
A Certificate of Insurance (COI) must have a 30-day cancellation notice and the following statement: "Spanish Fork City, its elected and appointed officials, employees, agents, volunteers and the Utah Department of Transportation are listed on the reference policy as additional insureds."

Utah Contractors License Number:
Acceptable license numbers: S410, S390, or E100


  • $150 application fee.
  • $999 performance deposit for sidewalk or asphalt cuts or removal. The City may require additional bond funds if the Assistant City Engineer determines that the scope of work exceeds the minimum bond.
  • $1,000 inspection/testing deposit is required.
Road fee factor for age of pavement per cut in the asphalt:
Age of PavementFee Factor
Less than one year 4 x the application fee 
1 to 3 years 3 x the application fee 
4 to 5 years 2 x the application fee 
 6 to 10 years 1 x the application fee 
Plus $3/lin ft for main line (concrete $50 if less than 50 lin ft)
*Potholes are considered a cut in the asphalt

Exceptions: A license fee or deposit may not be required by the City when the permittee is:
  1. A property owner performing a curb cut on his/her property
  2. A public utility company franchised in Spanish Fork City
Road Closure Policy
Street TypeRate (per lane/1,000 feet(rounding up to nearest thousand)/day)
Sidewalk/Bike Lane/Trail $50
Residential $100
Collector ~ 500 to 4,500 ADT $250 
 Arterial ~ 4,500 to 15,000 ADT $500 
Principal Arterial ~ 15,000 to 32,000 ADT $1,000

In addition to the fees summarized above, hard road closure will be billed on a per-week basis and double what the normal fee would be. Full and half fees are charged according to the number of usable lanes.

Full Fee. Charged in situations with high impact on surrounding traffic conditions. Applicable for full lane closure of one lane, full road closure (detour provided), and sidewalk closure for pedestrians.