Right-of-Way Procedures Manual

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is in the final stages of certifying and publishing an update to the Right-of-Way Procedures Manual. Once finalized, the 2021 update will supersede the current Right-of-Way Procedures Manual, dated June 1, 2017.

The purpose of the Right-of-Way Procedures Manual remains the same as it did in past iterations. The primary objectives of this manual are to:

  • Ensure safety for all users of the public right-of-way;
  • Detail the DOMI permit structure, requirements, procedures, standards, and methods, and outline permittee responsibilities; and
  • Communicate established specifications, standards, fees, and time constraints for right-of-way activities.


The 2021 update includes changes and clarifications to requirements that must be followed for work performed in the public right-of-way, including street, curb, and sidewalk restoration; traffic control (including pedestrian and cyclist routing); coordination and notice to affected parties; street moratorium criteria; and many others. The update also references new procedures following the launch of OneStopPGH and DOMI’s Rules and Regulations Guiding Permits, Licenses, and Plan Reviews.


At this stage in the process, we are providing our 2021 draft Right-of-Way Procedures Manual to the public for inquiry. Questions and input can be submitted in writing between January 22 and February 19, 2021.


Additionally, two virtual meetings are planned for Monday, February 8, and Tuesday, February 16 for a presentation of some of the major proposed changes and a chance for input. More information on the virtual meetings is provided below.


Virtual Meeting 1
February 8, 2021 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dial In: (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 851 2008 7197
Passcode: 2468
Virtual Meeting 2
February 16, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dial In: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 885 5972 6134
Passcode: 2468

After the window is closed and input is considered, the manual will be finalized, and published. A compendium of changes between the draft and final documents will be made available on this webpage.


A link to the draft 2021 Right-of-Way Procedures Manual can be found here.

A link to the 2017 Right-of-Way Procedures Manual can be found here.

Click here for the input form. More information on the virtual presentation and question/comment session will be published on this web page soon.


For questions, contact