Right of Entry

A Right-of-Entry (ROE) is required to access city-owned parcels and the right-of-entry to the right-of-way (ROE_ROW) is required for access to City rights-of-way. These permits are required for any environmental or geotechnical activities on City-owned property. Other activities may also require ROE. If you are unsure, you may contact Environmental Affairs for a determination.

If work includes any permanent monitoring wells (> 30 days) in the Right-of-Way obtain City Council approval prior to applying for the ROE permit.

Please note:  Please be advised that in addition to the ROE_ROW the applicant must also secure right-of-way permits for performing work/activities in the public right-of-way, including but not limited to open cuts, backfills, and barricades. right-of-way permits must be obtained prior to the commencement of site work/activities from the department of public works, city engineering division.

 

 

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OBTAINING A ROE/ROE_ROW PERMIT

 

Step 1. How to Create an Account in eLAPS/Accela

The applicant (i.e., consulting/contracting firm) creates an account through BSEED’s Electronic Licensing and Permitting System (eLAPS) to request access to City Property in order to conduct environmental activities on city-owned property. 

Accela/eLaps Video: How to create an eLaps Accounts

Accela/eLaps: Website login and/or new user registration page

Step 2.  How to Submit a Permit and Documents to Prepare

                  The applicant submits a Right of Entry permit and uploads the required information:

Accela/eLaps Video: How to Submit for a Permit

  • Detailed Scope of Work that outlines the activities to be performed (including dates of the requested access, contact name, phone number and email);
  • Proof of Required Insurance;
  • Additional Insured Endorsements listing the City of Detroit as additional insured: and
  • Detailed Site Map 

Step 3.  BSEED Environmental Affairs (EA) will review the application for content and completeness. 

Step 4.  Once complete, the request will be submitted to the Law Department.

Step 5.   The Law Department will review submitted application materials and will draft the ROE.  If modifications are requested by the Law

                   Department, EA will notify applicant to modify application.

Step 6.   Once the ROE is approved, EA will notify the department of ownership (e.g., Planning and Development Department) for signature.

Step 7.   EA will email the signed ROE to the applicant for signature.  

Step 8.   The applicant is NOT granted access until a signed copy of the ROE is received by EA.