Revocable Consent Application

The City requires revocable consent to install and maintain certain structures on, over, or under City streets and sidewalks. Examples of these structures include benches, cellar doors, ramps, pipes, and tunnels. The City has the right to take away this permission at any time. 

You must submit plans to the City. The plans should be prepared by a licensed professional and meet the City's guidelines for dimensions and placement. The approval process usually takes between four and six months, and it may include a review by City agencies, elected officials, the local Community Board, and the City's Public Design Commission.

The revocable consent agreement requires the structure to be insured and the payment of an annual fee.

You cannot sublet, assign, or transfer consent without first getting written approval from the City.