Road Use Permit FAQ

Lacombe’s Road Use Permit

Thank you for learning more about the Road Use Permit!

The Road Use permit identifies construction projects on City-owned land and ensures consistent worksite and traffic accommodation standards, minimizing inconvenience to residents and businesses and promotes safety.

If you perform work or store equipment, waste bins or material on sidewalks, boulevards or streets in Lacombe, start your Road Use permit application here . Email completed applications to

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Road Use permit's purpose?
The Road Use permit identifies construction projects that use public right-of-ways, like roads, sidewalks, and boulevards, to ensure compliance with safety and City standards. It requires applicants to warranty their site reclamation work, especially on work that disturbs ground surfaces, which the City verifies after one seasonal freeze-thaw cycle.

Who needs a Road Use permit?
Residents, visitors, and contractors performing work on public right-of-ways or those requiring public right-of-way space for equipment or material for more than 30 minutes.

What information do I need to complete a Road Use permit application?
Basic project information, such as project location and duration, and, depending on the type of project, supporting documentation like sketches and traffic and pedestrian accommodation plans.

How Long does it take to get a Road Use permit?
Approving a complete application takes two weeks or 10 business days. In emergencies, Engineering Services will approve the application as soon as possible.

Is there a fee for a Road Use permit application?
During the pilot period, there is no fee. However, the City plans to introduce an administrative application fee for medium and high impacts after the pilot period.

When does the Road Use permit pilot period end?
Formalization of the Road Use permit will coincide with updates to Traffic Bylaw 223, planned for late 2023 or early 2024.

Road Use Permit Application, step-by-step