Entrance (Culvert) Permit


The applicant/ property owner must apply for permission through an Entrance (Culvert) Permit application to install, modify or widen an existing or new access from private property to public property, where a culvert is required to maintain drainage.  You must also agree to the Permit General Conditions.

To obtain the right to access a property a drawing must be submitted showing the size and location of any access to the property.  City staff to determine the culvert size and pipe material.  The following are required prior to the issuance of a permit: Drawing, Permit application & Payment of fees.

Applicants must prepare and maintain a Traffic Control Plan in accordance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and The Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Book 7.

Applicants must provide a minimum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) inclusive liability insurance with The Corporation of The City of Niagara Falls as the certificate holder on the City’s Standard Certificate of Insurance formIn addition the applicant must provide the permit issuer with a WSIB clearance certificate, valid for the duration of the work on the City’s property.


Applicant must fill out the Entrance (Culvert) Application a minimum of five (5) working days prior.  Forms can be submitted in person at City Hall in the Engineering department or email to Sam Mirabelli.  If approved, a permit number will be assigned along with an amount due for the security deposit if required.


A standard three hundred dollars ($300) administration fee and security deposit must be made in person with cash, cheque or debit prior to occupying the city right-of-way.


Pre-construction photos to be taken prior to any construction by City staff for liability purposes, applicant will be responsible for any damage or cleanup costs.  An inspector must be on site to witness and review the work and final restoration. 

For more information contact the Engineering department at City Hall.

City of Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, ON
Canada L2E 6X5