This department issues and manages contractor, hauler, licenses and permits to perform street and sidewalk excavation within the City of Bridgeport. This is the office to contact if you are a contractor, or hauler who needs more information on rules and regulations governing street and sidewalk excavation in the city. This office also provides Occupancy Permits to occupy the public right of way.
License and Permits Process for COVID-19
-Emergency Protocol for Licensing and Permits due to COVID-19
-All filing of applications will take place by appointment only between 10:00 A.M – 2.00 P.M on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-Appointments may be scheduled by calling (203)-576-7790
-At time of appointment, the contractor must bring all necessary paperwork and fee in the form of check or money order.
-Paperwork could be pre-approved through email prior to appointment
Any contractor conducting work in the City of Bridgeport that includes the excavation of roads or sidewalks for utility work, sewer work, or related digging must be licensed with the City of Bridgeport.
The contractor must also notify and receive approval from our Engineering Department and must contact the Call Before You Dig (CBYD) to mark locations of any utilities and gas lines in the area to be excavated.
Please follow the links below for License & Permit Forms:
Excavator License & Permit, Click Here
Street Excavation Permit, Click Here
Occupancy Permit, Click Here
Sidewalk Curb Driveway Excavation Permit, Click Here
A contractor with a small pick-up truck that is hired by City residents to pick up household or landscaping items must be licensed with the City of Bridgeport.
For more information on what licensing entails, please contact this office at 203-576-7790 or come by our offices at 45 Lyon Terrace, Room 223.
Haulers License Form , Click Here
For Fee Schedule please click a link below:
License & Permit Fee Schedule, Click Here
For Details Please click a link below
Sidewalk Specifications & Standard Details, Click Here
Trench Excavation Details, Click Here
COVID-19 - Hours of Operation
Permits and Licensing Office Hours by appointment only
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
45 Lyon Terrace, Room#223
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604