Right-of-Way Occupancy Permits

A Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit (ROCC), previously referred to as a Street Occupancy Permit (SOP), is a provision of Tacoma Municipal Code (TMC) 9.08 Right-of-Way Occupancies. It is a permit that allows for private use or occupancy of the public right-of-way, when that use or occupancy has a duration of 90 days or more.

Additional Permit(s) Required
The objective of a ROCC permit is to review the long term impacts of a proposed use or occupancy of the ROW.  Additional permits are required for any associated construction or alteration to the ROW and/or any use or occupancy.

Right-of-Way Work
Any use of, or work performed within, the ROW will require one of the following permits:


**Please note, there are certain structures not allowed under a Right-of-Way Occupancy permit.**
  • Permanent Structures or Portions Thereof – to include any new commercial or residential building structure or items of encroachment into the Right-of-Way such as door swings.
  • Storage Structures – to include any structures such as sheds, greenhouses, or similar storage facilities.

Title 9 of the Tacoma Municipal Code
Right-of-Way Occupancy – Permit Exemptions
Right-of-Way Occupancy – Design Guide
Example – Raised Bed Planters
Example – Fences & Retaining Walls


DocuSign eSignature / eNotary

How to get your notary public license
Notary Public Electronic Notarization Endorsement Application
Signing with a Notary – Step-by-step instructions on how to sign documents with a Notary using DocuSign.
A Guide for Notaries – How to electronically notarize documents.
Electronic Notary Profile – How a Notary creates their electronic notary profile in DocuSign, and uses the Notary Journal to review their DocuSign eNotary transactions.

Groundwater Monitoring Wells (GMW)
GMW Supplemental App
GMW Bond
GMW Assignment
GMW Agreement


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