Excavation

Acquiring a Permit
Permits must be obtained in the Traffic Operations office. When you request your permit, please have with you all the required information as stated with each permit description. Direct any questions to the Traffic Operations office.

Permit Section Requirements

No person shall make an excavation within the rights-of-way limits of any street, alley or sidewalk without first obtaining a permit, per Section 98-43 of Springfield City Code. A drawing or plat is required for an excavation permit (except for the installation of a sewer connection), per Section 98-46.

A cash deposit or a surety bond is required per Section 98-44. An original copy of an excavation bond in the amount of $5,000, or amount comparable to cost of project is required. If a new bond form is needed, please call 417-864-1980.

Permit Requirements
  • Fee: $19 for permit, cost of repair is billed to applicant after repair is complete
  • Site Address
  • Name of contractor, address and telephone
  • Project description
  • Number of cuts
  • Name of street where work is to be done
  • Name of surrounding streets from both directions
  • Block number
  • Type of work
  • Type of pavement to be cut
  • Cut location in street (alley, in street on north side, etc...), shown on a drawing
  • Approximate length of cut, shown on drawing
  • Approximate width of cut, shown on drawing
  • Depth of cut, if known