Engineering Department - Permits

The following permits are available from the Engineering Department. For additional information regarding permit requirements and fees,  you may call the Engineering Department at 973-470-5793

SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION
A permit is required to construct, reconstruct or repair sidewalks that are within the public right-of-way.
Permit Fee: $25.00
No permits issued from December 1 through April 1 because of weather conditions, unless approved by the City Engineer.
Work done on Passaic County Roads may also require a permit from the Passaic County Road Department, 973-881-4500.


CURB CONSTRUCTION
A permit is required to construct, reconstruct or repair curb along the street.
Permit Fee: $25.00
No permits issued from December 1 through April 1 because of weather conditions
Work done on Passaic County Roads may also require a permit from the Passaic County Road Department, 973-881-4500.


SANITARY SEWER CONNECTION
A permit is required to make a new connection to the public sanitary sewer.

For residential connections discharging more then 500 gallons per day, and for commercial and industrial connections (regardless of flow) the applicant must also obtain a permit from the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, 973-817-5710.

For construction within any street right-of-way, the applicant must also obtain a Roadway Excavation permit.


DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION AND WIDENING
There are strict regulations regarding the width and location of driveways and driveway curb openings. It is necessary to obtain a permit when doing any of the following:

•Construction a new driveway
•Widening an existing driveway
•Breaking the curb to construct a new or to widen the curb opening of an existing driveway
•Permit Fee: $25.00
Contact the Engineering Department for additional information on regulations and permit requirements.

DEVELOPMENT
Ordinance No. 8320-02 “Tree Removal and Protection” requires that developers constructing major subdivision or site plans obtain a permit. A TREE REMOVAL AND MITIGATION plan is required. There is a permit fee that varies depending on the number of trees to be removed. Contact the Engineering Department for further information.


ROADWAY EXCAVATION
A permit is required to make an excavation within the public right-of-way of a street maintained by the City of Clifton. This applies to both the roadway and sidewalk areas. Excavations made on Passaic County roads require a permit from the Passaic County Road Dept., 973-881-4500.

REQUIREMENTS
Completed application form
Surety bond (Non– Cancelable) for a period of two (2) years in the amount of $2,000 unless otherwise stipulated by the City Engineer.
Certificate of insurance
Confirmation number for New Jersey One Call, 1-800-272-1000.
Application fee $75.00
Permit fee $150 to $500 depending upon when the street was last repaved.