Application and Permit for Excavating in City Street

  • I hereby make application for a permit to excavate on City property adjacent to the following described real estate:
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  • The applicant recognizes that a $25 application fee is due with this application and this fee does not include the expense of restoring the street surface to its original condition. The city will bill the applicant for street surfacing at such time as the city repairs the street. The applicant agrees to pay said bill as submitted by the city.

    The applicant agrees to fill the excavation so as to permit as smooth a traffic flow as possible and to maintain proper safeguards. If the excavation is not closed property, or safeguards are not maintained, the city may do so. The applicant agrees to pay all costs incurred by the city to property close the excavation and maintain safeguards.

    The applicant further agrees, in consideration of the issuance of this permit, to assume responsibility for and to hold the city harmless in regard to any and all claims of injury or damage arising from the acts or omissions of the applicant or his/its agents while acting under the authority of this permit. The applicant further agrees to comply with the provisions of Chapter 135 Code of the City of Milford, Iowa and 29CFP Part 1926.650, 651 and 652 as adopted by the Iowa Division of Labor. Certificates of insurance for required insurance shall be submitted.

    The permit is issued for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of issuance.
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155.07 VIOLATIONS. A violation of this chapter occurs when the property owner allows sediment to flow off the property onto an adjoining property, including public streets, sidewalks, and storm drains from any rain event. It is also a violation when erosion control is not used or when improperly used as described herein. Each day that a violation of any provision of this chapter is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. Violations of any provision of this chapter are guilty of a municipal infraction punishable by a fine of $250 for a first offense, second offense is $500 with Administrator to suspend indefinitely any City issued permit related to the applicant’s project due to failure to comply with regulations or purpose set forth by this chapter, or any other requirements of the law, statue or regulations. The only work that will be allowed on the site will be the work to achieve compliance and other work on the site will be considered a violation of this chapter and guilty of a municipal infraction punishable by a fine of $750. The suspension of the permit will be removed once the entire site is within compliance with this chapter.


The erosion control permit holder is responsible for keeping sediments from leaving the construction site.


The Public Works Supervisor will inspect erosion and sediment control measures in conjunction with routine inspections. Inspections will ensure that appropriate erosion and sediment control measures are in place and properly installed.

The first inspection will occur before or during land disturbing activity. This inspection will include the following:

  • Inlet Protection
  • Protection of Adjacent Lots
  • Grading/Excavating
  • Stabilize Soil Stockpiles
  • Temporary Construction Entrance

There will be instances that fall outside the norms. The Public Works Supervisor will be available to discuss erosion and sediment control measures for any lot and the sequencing for installation. If you have questions or concerns call 712-330-2884 to speak with the Public Works Supervisor.