Excavation & Road Cut Permits


Procedure and application process for excavation / encroachment permits (PDF)
Permits for excavating in the public rights of way are obtained at the Engineering Office. You may also print and complete the Excavation Permit Form and Requirements (PDF) and return it to the Engineering Office at:
4646 S 500 W
Murray UT, 84123


  • It is necessary to have a proper state license and submit a $10,000 bond to work in a city right of way (Murray City Bond Form (PDF) Required).
  • Additional bonding may be required if the scope of the work exceeds the $10,000 bond amount.
  • Backfill and compaction on road cuts are usually completed by the contractor with imported granular backfill.
  • The cost of the permit is a $200 minimum fee when excavating in asphalt, curb & gutter, sidewalk. $100 permit fee when excavating in park strip, unpaved right-of-way, encroachment.
  • Moratorium Requirements (PDF)