Permitting

The City of Laconia Department of Public Works manages and issues the following types of permits:

Digging/Excavation in the City’s right-of-way, Fees Are Increasing

Starting December 1st, the permit fee for Digging/Excavation in the City’s right-of-way will be increased.

The Administrative/Inspection Fee is increasing from $75 to $125.

The City has instituted a street damage charge.  This charge is assessed at $5.00 per square foot of excavation occurring within the paved portions of the public right-of-way or on City property.  An infrastructure damage charge of $2.50 per square foot of excavation will be charged for excavation occurring within the unpaved sidewalk areas of the public right-of-way or on unpaved portions of City property.

Streets that have been paved within the last five years are considered under moratorium and work on these streets is permissible only under certain circumstances.  If an excavation occurs in a street where the pavement is less than 2 years old, the street damage charge is multiplied by three (3).  If an excavation occurs in a street where the pavement is 2 years to 5 years old, the street damage charge is multiplied by two (2).

Contact the Department of Public Works at 528-6379 if you have any questions, check the City’s website for the ordinance update.