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Department of Public Works - Maps and Records Bureau
Street and Alley Easements, Encroachments, and Vacations
REQUESTS FOR STATUS CHANGES TO THE RIGHT-OF-WAY
Status changes in the public right-of-way (streets and alleys) require the resolution/approval of City Council and may require additional permits. The types of status changes include:
- Berm Use
- Conversion to Easement
- Outright Vacation
- Temporary Closing
Select link for a Definition of Terms
If you are thinking about changing the status of a right-of-way please see this Petition to Vacate Right-of-Way Guidebook
Please follow the link below to request a consultation for your project. You will be contacted to schedule a meeting either by phone or in person to discuss planning by a member of the Maps and Records Team. Please provide a description of the right-of-way and the reason for the request.
Submission Packet Documents:
If you have further questions regarding right-of-way changes, contact the DPW-City Engineering Division, Maps & Records Bureau, at (313) 224-3970. [email protected]