When an agency other than the Town needs to open a Town road to perform construction work, the Town issues a road opening permit. Possible permitees include Suffolk County Water Authority, LIPA, National Grid, State, County, and other Governmental Agencies.
The permit notes and acknowledges the agency's responsibility to conduct the construction work in accordance with the State and Federal requirements as called for in Town Code. Markouts are required for any work more than one foot below the surface. The Town does not inspect the work but does hold security in the form of a bond or cash for a period of two (2) years. This is only released upon inspection that the work has stood the test of two (2) years time.
If an agency works on a road located within the Town, but not owned by the Town (State or County roads) there is no requirement for a permit.