Man with heavy equipment installing infrastructure


  • Right-of-Way Use Application & Permit, signed
  • Cost Estimate of ROW Work (if more than $2,000.00, surety bond is required).
  • Site Plan – Working scale, shows location of work, name & width of streets & the relative position of proposed work to existing utilities.
  • Traffic Control Plan (TCP).
  • Traffic Impact Form (TIF) – For any projects impacting traffic. - This form is used to update our Traffic Notification Webpage; so please use terms for the general public's use.
  • Surety Bond – Required if cost estimate of work performed within the ROW is >$2,000.00. Bond must be for 125% of the cost estimate per BIMC 15.12.220. See ROW Restoration Performance Bond form under "Related Documents".
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance – Proof of insurance with the COBI listed as additional insured (ACORD Form) per BIMC 15.12.230.


Pay for your permit online using link below or call the COBI Front Desk at 206.842.7633.


Note:  PayGov.US assesses a 3% convenience fee on all credit/debit card transactions.

  • Select "Make a Payment", top right
  • Select State, City
  • Select Transaction:  Right-of-Way Permit
  • Follow instructions; 
  • For ROW Type; select applicable type per permit: Type, A, B1, C, D; see permit for associated types.

  • It's recommended to submit all documents in one email, including proof of payment. Notate payment receipt # on application. Submit application and all required documents via email to ROWPermit@bainbridgewa.gov
  • Approval is generally within 10-workings days; at which time you will receive an approval email.
  • Issuance - Applicant must request issuance using the first start day of work and submit an update of their beginning and ending traffic impact dates.
  • Inspection Request - Permittee must request first inspection upon construction completion by emailing ROWPermit@bainbridgewa.gov or calling 206.842.2016.
  • Final Inspection -12 Month Bond Release -After one year has elapsed from the initial inspection date, a final inspection will be needed prior to bond release.

Contact Us

  1. Engineering

    Engineering Email
    280 Madison Ave. N
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    Front Desk Main: 206.842.2016
    Fax:  206.780.3710

    Staff Directory

    • If you have a public works emergency after hours, that threatens public health, safety, or the environment such as a sewer spill, loss of water pressure, flooding, downed stop sign, or downed tree in the City’s Right-of-Way, call 911. CenCom at 911 will contact our emergency personnel for response.

Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC) Chapter 15.12 - Right-of-Way Use