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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Culvert Guidelines

Property owners proposing to install a private access across a road ditch are required to obtain approval of a culvert plan through the driveway crossing permit application process.  

What is my responsibility as a property owner with a culvert under my driveway?

  • Keep ditches clear in between culverts
  • Keep culverts clear by removing snow and debris from culvert openings
  • Follow City of Saskatoon standards for installing culverts on all new and re-constructed driveways
  • Work with neighbours to resolve drainage issues
  • Obtain a crossing permit from the City of Saskatoon for installing new driveways

Culvert Specifications that must be met for new installations:

1. Size: 300 mm diameter or larger

2. Length: Culverts shall extend out from driveway edge with side slopes at 3H:1V from driveway to culvert bottom or have a vertical wall from driveway edge to culvert bottom. For maximum crossing widths please refer to the private driveway crossing guidelines.

3. Material: Corrugated steel, PVC, corrugated poly, or reinforced concrete

4. Slope: Minimum grade of 0.5% along the length of the culvert