Right of Way Management Group

The City of Glendale Right of Way Management Group is responsible for maintaining construction activity within the public right-of-way (ROW). This primarily includes regulating the activities of utility companies and wireless carriers that maintain infrastructure within and adjacent to the City's roadway. Through permitting and coordination, the ROW Group ensures that construction activities are coordinated and impacts are mitigated to reduce public inconvenience, verify proper street repair and ensures all regulations are enforced appropriately. The City encourages new development, while at the same time protecting the integrity of our public ROW, and make optimal utilization of space available for all users.

Definition of Rights-of-Way (ROW):

The ROW is land owned and/or managed by the City that is designated for public use and access.  ROW typically includes the street surface, sidewalks, and landscaped areas between pavement and property lines.  The boundaries of the ROW will vary at any given location.  ROW locations can be found by contacting the cities mapping division.   

General Information: 

ROW users are encouraged to be familiar with the following regulations and standards governing the public ROW (1) the Glendale City Code, (2) the Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction sponsored and distributed by the Maricopa Association of Governments (“MAG”) as amended, (3) Glendale’s Engineering and Design Standards, and all other applicable laws and regulations. 

Licensing and other requirements: 

All telecommunications providers who desire to construct, install, operate, or maintain telecommunications facilities in the public's right-of-way or public utility easements must first obtain a Communication License from the City. 

Cable television and telecommunications providers who provide cable television services, programs or signals must obtain a Cable License from the City. 

Telecommunications and cable television licensing and franchise City code provisions.

To begin the licensing/franchising process, complete the "Application for a License Agreement to Access the Public Right of Way. Inquires into this process can be made to Engineering – 623-930-3630 EngineringDept@glendaleaz.com.   

Policy On Roadside Memorials 

In addition to right-of-way landscape maintenance, the ROW Division administers the Policy On Roadside Memorials. Loss of life resulting from a traffic crash has a devastating impact to families and friends of the victim. The City understands the distressing shock of such a loss of life and that some people grieve by placing a memorial near the crash site. To make an official request to place a roadside memorial along the City right-of-way, please submit a Service Request on Glendale1 here and select “Roadside Memorial Request” for the “Request Type”.”