Permanent structures or improvements cannot be located in the right-of-way or in any drainage and/or utility easement without an encroachment.
It is possible to ask the City for approval for an improvement to be located within a drainage and/or utility easement, the improvement needs to meet all development standards set forth in the respective dwelling district zoning ordinance, and needs to not impede the flow of water. Please understand that this does not speak to any covenants or commitments that may or may not be included in your subdivision, and even if a Consent of Encroachment is granted, the City could authorize at any time to work in the easement in such a way that would require the improvement or other structure in question to be removed at the owner's expense.
Encroachment licenses are required when there is an inanimate object on, under, over or upon the City public right-of-way. If approved, the City gives permission to a property owner to utilize the public right-of-way for personal use. However, the following intrusions shall not be deemed to be an encroachment.