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City Hall
P.O. Box 2315
480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
Ph: 208.726.3841
Fax: 208.726.8234
Bonds & Specifications
Digging in the Street
  • A yearly bond of $5,000 must be posted with the city prior to the issuance of this permit. Any costs to the city related to the restoration of the street or ally due to settlement shall be paid for by the contractor or forfeit his bond.
  • Any cut performed on an existing paved street or alley (i.e. asphalt) shall be saw cut or forfeit their bond.
  • The contractor shall be responsible for any settling for a period of two years. The contractor shall be required to repair within five days after notice or forfeit his bond.

  • Adequate traffic control shall be provided around the work site and the contractor assumes all responsibility.
  • Backfill, for the top 30 inch minimum, shall be of controlled density fill (slurry) as per specifications.
  • No trench shall remain open more than 24 hours, and shall be barricaded to prevent any accident.
  • The contractor shall arrange for paving of the street cut on all paved streets and alleys on a timely basis. If the city does the paving, a pavement fee shall be assessed based upon the length of the street cut.
  • When using a backhoe on pavement, outriggers must be padded.

Additional Information
Use the City Streets - Zoning Maps to view which zone you are in. Draw a box around the area of town that you wish to dig in, wait until the map pulls up. Click on the box next to Zoning on the right hand side of the screen. At the bottom of the screen you will see which zone you are in. If you are in the Community Core (pink area), there will be no digging between July 1 and September 15.