- What is the "right-of-way"?
The right-of-way encompasses all areas of Brampton that are the property of the City. These include, but are not limited to roads, sidewalks, walkways, driveway aprons, boulevards, parks and curbs.
- What is the "property line"?
The property line is the boundary line between two properties. It is located between private property and the City’s right-of-way, and in most cases is in the immediate vicinity of the water shut off valve.
- What is a "boulevard"?
A boulevard is the portion of highway between the City property line and the curb line, which includes any paved area that may form part of the driveway apron, including the sidewalk. In most cases, the boulevard is the area of land between the curb and the water shut-off valve, which may be on a side lot or a reverse flank property (a property where the back of the property faces a roadway). Hard and soft surfaced median strips and islands that separate two roadways are also boulevards.
- Can I plant, remove or trim trees on the boulevard?
If you have any questions about trees on the boulevard, contact Parks Maintenance & Operations at 311.
- Do I need a permit to work on the right-of-way?
To work on the City’s right-of-way, you need a Road Occupancy & Access (ROA) Permit. ROA Permits are in place to control activities such as temporary/short term lane closures or access to perform work. The scope of the work on the right-of-way includes activities such as small-scale excavation of the boulevard to full sanitary sewer replacement. In addition, private contractors must also get an ROA Permit in order to perform work on private property such as pool installation or landscaping, etc. Click here for more information on this permit.
If you need to gain access to the right-of-way on a Regional Road, contact the Region of Peel. Click here to visit the Region of Peel’s Road Permits web page.
- Are companies required to keep their work areas clean when performing work on the right-of-way?
Companies must clean the roads, sidewalks and walkways that their work affects. In addition, they must not occupy or block the right-of-way with materials or other unlicensed equipment, such as dump bins. If you are concerned about dust or debris in your neighbourhood, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- Does the City let companies park their service vehicles on the boulevard?
The City strictly prohibits companies from parking service vehicles on boulevards. To report a vehicle parked on a boulevard, contact Parking Enforcement at 905.458.3424.
- Does a Road Occupancy & Access Permit entitle a company to remove sidewalks or cut roads?
A company must not remove sidewalks or cut roads, unless the City has approved these actions in writing. If the City has approved the company removing sidewalks or cutting roads, the company is responsible for making sure that pedestrians and motorists can safely use the road and sidewalk where the company is working. When the company has finished all work, it must temporarily repair the area and maintain it for a period of time until the City of Brampton schedules work to finally restore the area. All costs incurred from damaged roads and sidewalks are charged to the company.
- How do I report damage to the right-of-way in front of my property?
To report damage to the right-of-way in front of your property from snow removal operations or City construction projects, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500. If the damage has occurred from work performed by utility companies, the utility company is responsible for the repair. Click here
for a listing of utility companies operating in Brampton. If after contact with the company, the repair remains an issue, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- Am I required to obtain a permit if landscaping my yard?
If you will be changing the grade (meaning the slope or level) of your property, it is important to obtain a Fill Permit. City staff will inspect your plans and property to ensure that the changes will not affect surface drainage on your neighbours’ properties and that swales and catch basins are not altered.
Fill Permits take approximately up to two weeks or less to be processed. For more information about Fill Permits, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- How do I report a grading issue that has caused drainage problems on my property?
To report a grading issue, contact Public Works at 905.874.2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905.874.2130).
- Where can I learn about all of the permits and licenses my business needs from all levels of government?
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