Chapter 140 – Curb Cuts


A written permit shall be obtained before any person breaks out or removes any City curb and gutter and all costs related to the removal of existing and installation of a new curb and gutter shall be the responsibility of the property owner. A written application for the permit shall be filed with the Public Works Director. The application shall include the name of the property owner, the address of the property where the work is to be done, the name and address of the person who will do the work, and the plan of construction or repair which will be done. The Public Works Director shall issue the permit if the proposed plan meets all of the requirements of this chapter, if the permit fee has been paid, if the plan does not create any substantial hazard in the use of the street or sidewalk for public travel or drainage, and/or create any defects. Each permit shall expire six (6) months from the date of issuance, if the work is not completed within that time.

140.02 PERMIT FEE.

Before any permit is issued, the person who makes application shall pay ten dollars ($10.00) to the Public Works Director.


The grade of any sidewalk shall not be altered by work done under this chapter except for handicap sidewalk approaches, as approved by the City. All sidewalks intersecting a driveway shall be maintained at the same grade and level as the existing sidewalk.


When an approach is to be constructed and a curb drop is not at the location of the proposed approach, the entire curb and gutter shall be removed by saw cutting or milling the curb and gutter perpendicular to the street at both ends of the necessary approach opening, and then the curb and gutter may be removed. If it is an integrated curb, then removal of thirty (30) inches of curb and gutter is required.

(Ord. 607 – May 06 Supp.)


After removal of existing curb and gutter soil shall be compacted and well drained; where soil is not compact and well drained, a four-inch sub-base of compact, clean, coarse gravel must be installed. Two twelve-inch long number 4 rebar shall be installed at each end; with six inches to be placed in new and six inches inserted into old curb and gutter and evenly spaced apart. If it is an integrated concrete street, then number 4 rebar shall be installed with spacing of twenty-four (24) inches on center for the length of the curb into the existing street. Concrete thickness must be equal to the existing curb and gutter, but not less than six inches thick and existing flow line must be maintained. The concrete shall be type III with a minimum strength of 3500 lbs.

140.06 JOINTS.

One-half-inch expansion joint must be installed in a line with the back of the curb.


Excavations to do work under this chapter shall be dug so as to occasion the least possible inconvenience to the public and to provide for the passage of water along the gutter. All such excavations shall have proper barricades at all times, and warning lights placed from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise. Any street, sidewalk or other public property that is affected by the work shall be restored to as good a condition or better than it was previous to the excavation.


The City will inspect all curb and gutter replacements before concrete is to be poured. An advance notice of not less than twenty-four (24) hours shall be given to the City before the concrete is to be poured. A final inspection will be made after the project is completed to insure compliance with this chapter. Failure to comply with this chapter will result in the removal of the curb and gutter and replacement by the City at the property owner’s expense.


The City may at any time revoke the permit for any violation of this chapter and may require that the work be stopped.

140.10 COSTS.

If, after thirty (30) days after breaking out or removal of any concrete curb and gutter, the person so doing shall fail or refuse to replace the curb and gutter, as provided herein, the City shall have the right to do so without notice and assess the cost thereof as a special tax against the abutting property and collect the same according to law.