Concrete Sidewalk License

An annual Concrete Sidewalk Builder's License is required of a business or person who wished to construct or reconstruct any sidewalk within public right of way in the City of Green Bay limits.

Blank application forms can be printed from this website, faxed, or obtained in person from the City Clerk's Office.

3 - Week Process for Approval

Application approval by the City may take up to 3 or more weeks. The 3-week process for approval of the application is as follows:

  1. City Clerk refers application to the City Council's Improvement and Service Committee
  2. Department of Public Works makes a recommendation to Improvement and Service Committee whether to approve based on concrete flatwork experience
  3. Risk Management Office reviews bond and certificate of insurance for proper coverage
  4. License is mailed to applicant from the City Clerk's Office

A license is current from when you receive your license until the next April 1 (per City Ordinance).

Obtaining a License

The following is the procedure to obtain a City of Green Bay Concrete Sidewalk Builder's License:

  1. If you are a first-time applicant (you've never had a Sidewalk Builder's License):
    1. Mail, fax or send a list of completed concrete flatwork for references mentioning who and what it is for to the Department of Public Works Office
  2. Submit the completed application form and $25 fee (cash or check - no credit cards) to the City Clerk's Office
  3. You must submit a $2,000 surety or license and permit bond and a certificate of insurance with evidence of $1,000,000 comprehensive general liability to the Risk Management Office
  4. You must purchase or create a concrete stamp. The stamp must bear your business name and the current year
    1. Bring the concrete stamp for review to the Department of Public Works Office

After Obtaining License

After you obtain your license you must come to the Department of Public Works Office each time you do work in the City to:

  • Obtain a free Sidewalk Grade Permit when you construct or reconstruct any sidewalk in the right of way, this will show the sidewalk grade for that specific address/location
  • Obtain a free Obstruction Permit since you will be obstructing the sidewalk and may occupy any other part of right of way (sidewalk, curb, gutter, parking or traffic lanes)
  • Barricade the work area in compliance with the Traffic Control Manual for Street Construction and Maintenance Operation in the City of Green Bay, which is issued by the Department of Public Works

Please make sure you have each property address (along with parcel number) and date(s) of work.

Pick Up

Concrete debris or broken concrete from reconstruction is the responsibility of the licensee and must be removed by the licensee. The City does not and will not collect this material.

Additional Information

Here’s a current list of Sidewalk Builders (PDF) that have obtained licenses through the City of Green Bay. (2017 - Expires April 1, 2018)

Any questions, please contact Public Works, City Clerk or Risk Management.