Development Engineering reviews permits for approaches on public streets. A driveway approach is defined as the transition at the end of a private street or driveway where it connects to a public or private street. Driveway approaches on private streets do not require a permit. When the approach is part of a commercial development or land division then its construction is covered under the right-of-way permit process. Otherwise, a driveway approach permit is required.
Permit applications, forms and applicable codes can be found here.
You may apply for Driveway Approach Permit through the online portal. The Approach Permit Application can also be obtained below:
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Listing files in 'Permits'
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Typically, approaches shall comply with the criteria specified below. However, complete approach requirements can be found in Section 7.8 of the Spokane Valley Street Standards and standard plans R-115 and R-117
One of following standard plans can be used:
In a subdivision, the location and width of the approach must be consistent with that shown on the lot plan prepared by the Design Engineer. Changes to the location and width may require engineering calculations to ensure that the swales have adequate capacity to treat and store stormwater.
Please contact Development Engineering for more information. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. We can be reached at (509) 720-5240 or by email.