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Stillwater City Council passes new law for right-of-way management

Released:Aug 07, 2018


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 7, 2018) – Stillwater City Council recently passed a new law for right-of-way management that will affect contractors who work within or facilities that occupy space within public rights-of-way or easements.

This new law features two components. The first component requires companies and contractors to register as a licensed street works contractor with the City of Stillwater and obtain a permit to conduct work in public rights-of-way or easements.

A contractor must be a licensed street works contractor and provide insurance and bonds to pull permits. Insurance and bond minimums are outlined in the licensing and permitting regulations.

The second component regulates any facility occupying space in the public right-of-way. Occupancy includes underground fiber optics, utility pole attachments to city poles and telecommunication facilities.

Any occupancy of the public right-of-way must register with the City and remit occupancy fees. The City will perform an annual analysis of occupancy fees.

Permits are required to occupy the public right-of-way and insurance and bond minimums are outlined in the registration regulations. Occupants must provide specific information about their current and expanding facilities in the right-of-way.

The City’s Development Services department processes all licensing, registration, permits and occupancy fee payments.

To contact Development Services about fees, regulations and more information, call 405.742.8220.

More information about the department is at


For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email


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