Excavation Permits

Procedure and Requirements
An excavation permit is required for any work in the City's right-of-way. This permit can be obtained from the West Valley City Public Works Department located at 3600 S. Constitution Blvd. (2700 W.), Room 250, West Valley City , Utah 84119.

Application Process
  1. Fill out an Application For Excavation Permit.
  2. Include required submittals.
  3. Once the excavation permit application is completed correctly and all required submittals are included, it will be submitted to the appropriate person for review. Notification will be given of the approval or denial within seven business days. A Pre-Construction meeting will be required.
Required Submittals
Items 1-3 below must be on file with the Engineering Division prior to the acceptance of an excavation permit application. The remaining items are either optional or required depending upon the specifics associated with the excavation permit.
  1. Current copy of a Utah Contractors License.
  2. An ORIGINAL Certificate of Insurance with West Valley City listed as the certificate holder (Each Occurrence $1,000,000.00 minimum, General Aggregate $1,000,000.00).
  3. An ORIGINAL License and Permit Bond bound to West Valley City for a minimum of $10,000.00 (sufficient to cover all work done for a period of 12 months). Bond Continuation Certificates may be required.
    Note:
    We do not supply the forms for items 2 and 3, they are obtained
    from your insurance carrier / bonding company (original copies only NO
    FAXES). If you are sending these documents to us, please send them to
    the following address:
    ATTN: Ryan Ramirez
    West Valley City Division of Engineering
    3600 S. Constitution Blvd.
    West Valley City, UT 84119
  4. Drawing of project parameters on a minimum 8 ½ x 11 size paper.
  5. M. U. T. C. D. compliant traffic control plan for all work within the roadway (samples available upon request)
  6. Fax updated proctor on material used 24 hours prior to the scheduled compaction test to 801-963-3540 Attn: Ryan Ramirez, or send via email: pwpermits@wvc-ut.gov
  7. Fax sieve analysis 24 hours prior to scheduled compaction test to 963-3540 Attn: Ryan Ramirez, or send via email: pwpermits@wvc-ut.gov
  8. Fax Marshall 24 hours prior to scheduled compaction test to 963-3540 Attn: Ryan Ramirez, or send via email: pwpermits@wvc-ut.gov
  9. Street Closure: If you plan on closing off a road, the City will require at least seven days advance notice along with a certified traffic control plan prior to approving the road closure request. This permit is obtained from our office and must be approved by the City Engineer, Police Department and Fire Department. (see Permit Fees, section III - 6).
Permit Fees
Permits are good for a maximum of 45 calendar days. If work has not been completed by the permit's expiration date a permit extension must be obtained.

General Fees and Special Fees
Inspection Requirements (after permit approval only)
An inspection time must be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to beginning any construction (48 hr. notice required for all weekend work). Contact 801-963-3318 to schedule a time.

Construction
  1. All restoration shall take place within 72 hours from the time excavation begins, unless otherwise noted on permit.
  2. All construction done during temperatures below 55 degrees are subject to WVC Cold Weather Specifications. Replacement of temporary patching required within 90 days of ambient temperature being 55 degrees. The City will check the patch at an appropriate time to be sure all hot mix requirements have been met. (Note Cold Weather Standards below).
  3. New underground utility installations crossing roadways must be placed by boring. If boring is impossible due to unusual circumstances such as soils conditions, existing utilities, etc., a request for an exception may be made to the Engineering Division.
  4. Permit is valid for 45 days from date of issuance, extension of time must be approved by the Engineering Division.
  5. Plans and permit must be on the job site at all times.
  6. All excavation and construction shall be in accordance with West Valley City Standard Specifications and all applicable ordinances and laws of West Valley City and the State of Utah . Note: APWA Standard Drawings and Specifications may be obtained at West Valley City for a fee of $55.
Cold Weather Standard
West Valley City Engineering Paving Standards WVC paving standards are as outlined in Section 32 12 16 1.5 (Plant Mix - Asphalt Mix) of the APWA Standard Specifications, 2012 Edition. In summary, pave only when air and roadbed temperatures in the shade are greater than 50E F. Paving shall cease during rain or unsuitable weather or when surface is wet. Pavement sections shall be constructed as shown on approved plans or permits.

WVC Cold Weather Paving Standards will be allowed only when air and roadbed temperatures are between 40E and 49E (no frost in ground). Asphalt section will be increased as follows:
  • Subdivision street section as shown on plans + 1" asphalt pavement.
  • Major street section as shown on plans + 2" asphalt pavement.
  • Note: Grading for street section to be modified to accommodate increased asphalt pavement depths. Modified pavement depths may require placement in more than one lift of the paving operation. Full depth base course required.
  • Below 40E F. and frost in the roadbase = No Paving.
Other Options
  1. Temporary street could be constructed with 2" asphalt pavement on compacted subgrade. Pavement will be removed in spring and road will be constructed as shown on plans and according to Section 32 12 16 1.5 of the APWA Manual of Standard Specifications, 2007 Edition.
  2. Base course placed on compacted subgrade as per WVC Specifications. A 2" temporary asphalt pavement placed on compacted base course. Temporary asphalt pavement to be removed or milled into base course in spring and constructed in accordance with Section 32 12 16 of the APWA Manual of Standard Specifications, 2012 Edition.
Note: Grading for street section to be modified to accommodate milled asphalt road material if this option is used. Full depth of base course required.

For Assistance or Questions:
Permits
Ryan Ramirez
Permits Officer
Ph: 801-965-5842
Fax: 801-963-3540
Email: pwpermits@wvc-ut.gov

For an inspection or to activate a permit please call 801-963-3318. Inspections are available Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Moratorium Standard
This standard applies to new streets, streets that have been reconstructed, and overlaid streets.
  • Overlaid Streets: Overlaid streets shall not be cut for one (1) year from the time the street was overlaid.
  • New streets: New streets shall not be cut for two (2) years from the time of construction.
  • Reconstructed streets: Reconstructed streets shall not be cut for two (2) years from the time of reconstruction.
Special Restoration Standard
This standard applies to new streets, streets that have been reconstructed, overlaid, and slurried streets.
  • New streets: (For five years after moratorium ends) The asphalt surface shall be milled down a minimum depth of two (2) inches fifteen (15) feet each way of the edge of the cut. Milling shall be done in widths equivalent to existing striped traffic lanes. The engineer reserves the right to require an area length greater than fifteen (15) feet each way of cut or a depth greater than two (2) inches if deemed appropriate to restore the roadway to the original condition. If a fabric was placed prior to asphalt placement or overlay, an approved fabric shall be placed prior to asphalt patch.
  • Reconstructed streets: (For five years after moratorium ends) The asphalt surface shall be milled down a minimum depth of two (2) inches fifteen (15) feet each way of the edge of the cut. Milling shall be done in widths equivalent to existing striped traffic lanes. The engineer reserves the right to require an area length greater than fifteen (15) feet each way of cut or a depth greater than two (2) inches if deemed appropriate to restore the roadway to the original condition. If a fabric was placed prior to asphalt placement or overlay, an approved fabric shall be placed prior to asphalt patch.
  • Overlaid Streets: (For three years after moratorium ends) The asphalt surface shall be milled down a minimum depth of two (2) inches fifteen (15) feet each way of the edge of the cut. Milling shall be done in widths equivalent to existing striped traffic lanes. The engineer reserves the right to require an area length greater than fifteen (15) feet each way of cut or a depth greater than two (2) inches if deemed appropriate to restore the roadway to the original condition. If a fabric was placed prior to asphalt placement or overlay, an approved fabric shall be placed prior to asphalt patch.
  • Slurried Streets: (For one year after placement only) An area not less than fifteen (15) feet from the edge of the cut (full traffic lane width) shall be re-slurried.
Preparation For Asphalt
  1. Preparation for Asphalt Cement: Before placing asphalt cement, an application of tack (Grade CSS-1h per APWA section 32 12 13) is required around existing asphalt edges.
  2. Asphalt Concrete: The removed asphalt concrete shall be replaced with AC-20, PG 64-22-DM-3/4 per section 32 12 05 of the APWA Standard Specifications.
  3. Asphalt Patch: The patch shall be placed in compliance with APWA plan no. 255 entitled Asphalt Concrete "T" Patch.
  4. Flowable Fill Option: The engineer reserves the option of requiring flowable fill in the trench / pit restoration.
  5. Testing: All compaction testing shall be done by W.V.C. Inspectors. All densities must be current specifications.
  6. Note attached drawings (fig. 1 & 2) to clarify the areas that are required to be milled and replaced with new asphalt concrete.