Roadway Cut Management System (RCMS) Online Permitting
In April 2007, the City of Wilmington amended Chapter 42 of the City Code, Right-of-Way Management, and adopted the Underground Facilities Coordination Manual in an attempt to increase the service life of the City’s pavement network.
This amendment, enacted through Ordinance 07-002, requires all contractors and public utility agencies to obtain a Roadway Cut Permit from the Department of Public Works (DPW) in advance of performing an excavation within a City-owned street.
Visit the City of Wilmington Online Permitting System here for more information and to access the permit application process.
Contact Public Works
Department of Public Works
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801
Phone: (302) 576-3060
Public Works Call Center
Phone: (302) 576-3878
Operators are on duty 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Report non-emergency requests for service online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: (302) 571-4150
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