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The City of Cortez can only fill potholes on public rights-of-way: streets, alleys, curbs.
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The City Public Works Department maintains all accepted streets. Each year the City performs an annual street improvement project with funds generated from City sales tax, which includes periodic maintenance, reconstruction, resurfacing, and drainage improvements.
Yes, it is a law that you have to get locates before you can dig anything - anytime, anywhere. Call UNCC for a line locate at 1-800-922-1987 (or 811).
If your work, i.e. any construction or excavation activity, is inside the City right-of-way, you will need to apply for a Right-of-Way (ROW) permit.
Apply through the engineering division at the City Service Center, 110 West Progress Circle, Cortez. You will need to bring in a description of the location, overview, and time frame of proposed work. Utility Line locates must be obtained after a ROW permit is issued and before any construction begins. Call UNCC for a line locate at 1-800-922-1987 (or 811).
The ROW Permit is $30 per permit, plus any other costs that are deemed necessary, i.e. asphalt or concrete patch-back cost.
To ensure your site meets the requirements for a driveway entrance, you will need to speak with the engineering division at the City Service Center, 110 West Progress Circle, Cortez.
No, this gives the impression that it is safe for children to play in the street.