Right Of Way Fact Sheet

Right of Way permits
All Right of Way users or property owners wishing to excavate within City right-of-way should make themselves familiar with the Olathe Municipal Code Chapter 12.08 Street Regulations

it is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cut pavement or excavate in a street or alley of the city without a permit issued by the city of Olathe.

What is the public right of way?
The public right-of-way typically starts approximately 11 ft. measured from the back of the curb towards the property or house.
Typical right-of-way in residential areas is 50 ft. total or 25 ft. per side of street measured from the center line of the street.

Permit application requirements.

  • Sketch or drawings to a scale showing the location of work.
  • All work (excluding residential drives) requires a $1000.00 Performance and Maintenance Bond submitted to the city of Olathe and is to be kept for a period of one year from date of accepted work.
  • If work is going to require a traffic detour or lane closure, a detailed traffic control plan shall be reviewed by Public Works staff prior to the permit being released.
  • The person or company doing the work will contact the Public Works Department at 913-971-9051 at least 24 hours prior to starting work.
  • The only time a right-of-way user requires a permit is when there is excavation work to be done.