Utility Plan Review Checklist
Mailing Address Development Services Department Utility Plan Review Checklist
Mail Stop 405 Telecommunication & Utility Franchise Revised: 3-17-2020
PO Box 4008 Telephone (480) -782-3310
Chandler, Arizona 85244-4008 www.chandleraz.gov Page 1 of 5
Reasons for Permit Rejection:
PLAN REQUIREMENTS
Include stationing and offsets for all existing and proposed above ground facilities within the proposed
construction area.
Scale or dimension drawing to accurately depict relationships among the physical features within the
construction area and adequately enough to clearly identify potential conflicts. Preferably 1”=40’ or 1”=20’ for
drawing scale.
Dimension ties to monument lines in streets and to property lines in alleys and easements, not to back-of-curb,
edge of pavement, sidewalks, etc. The lines being tied to the dimensions should be clearly and easily identifiable
and labelled or the dimension itself should be labelled.
All offsets and dimensions should be measured in decimal feet.
Show locations and limits of proposed construction to include existing and proposed rights-of-way and adjacent
easements clearly labeled and dimensioned. Right-of-Way lines must be labeled “R/W”, “RW” or “ROW”. Clearly
differentiate between City of Chandler and others’ ROW.
Include property addresses or parcel numbers and lot lines
Include correct street names.
Show linear trench/bore feet in ROW and private property on plans.
Joint trench must identify all companies sharing in the trench.
Include the location and size of all existing and proposed facilities to which the proposed construction will either
cross or run parallel to within the right-of-way corridor. Lip-of-gutter, edge of pavement, sanitary sewer lines,
water lines, irrigation facilities, other utilities, landscaping, structures, street lights and traffic signals must be
shown and drawn to scale extending a minimum of twenty feet (20’) beyond the construction limits. Simply using
a symbol to indicate these facilities is not sufficient.
A legend should be included to show all symbology used on the plans. Distinguish each type of improvement and
differentiate between existing and proposed.
Storm drains, sanitary sewer lines, waterlines, and gas lines over twelve inches (12”) in diameter must be shown
drawn to scale. All conduit systems over twelve inches (12”) in diameter/width or larger must be shown to scale.
Identify and dimension paving improvements. In areas with new development, all existing and proposed paving
improvements must be shown.
Bore/trench depth must be in compliance with City Supplement to MAG Section 360 (page 5) and City of
Chandler minimum coverage requirements. See the City of Chandler Minimum Coverage Requirements and
Engineered Utility Bore Detail C-112 for additional information.
Proposed utility crossings should be at or as near as is practicable to a 90-degree angle to the road monument
line.
Show all bore/receiving/relief pits and potholes. The City waives the sewer main potholing requirement to help
preserve the integrity of the streets. The contractor must check elevations at the up and down stream manholes.
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Proposed improvements that fall within the vicinity of a proposed City Capital Improvements Program (CIP) or
development project limits must be coordinated with the proposed capital or development project. The
proposed improvements for all projects within and extending a minimum of twenty feet (20’) beyond the
construction limits must be shown on the plans and show that there are no conflicts.
Provide a complete title block to include the name and contact information of the designer or engineer.
Include a north arrow on each plan sheet, preferably with the orientation of north up or to the right.
Include a vicinity map indicating the nearest major cross streets.
Include an AZ811 note or symbol stating, “Contact Arizona 811 at least two (2) full working days before
construction.”
Include or call out all MAG and City of Chandler specifications and details as needed. Refer to the City of Chandler
Unified Development Manual for all City specifications and details at http://udm.chandleraz.gov/index.php
.
Include the City of Chandler Civil Engineering Utility Company Notes on the plans. The most current notes can be
found at:
https://www.chandleraz.gov/sites/default/files/TelecommunicationsUtilityFranchise/UDM_UtilityCompanyNotes.p
df
Separation from all facilities must be in accordance with Federal, State, and local requirements. See section D of
Part 4 of the Utility Permit Manual (UDM-148), the Civil Engineering Utility Company Notes, and the
City of
Chandler Supplement to MAG Section 608 (page 10) and Engineered Utility Bore Detail C-112 as applicable for
City of Chandler requirements.
Include trench and bore cross section detail(s) showing width, depth and number of conduit(s) or pipe(s). Depth
must be in accordance with the requirements in the City of Chandler Minimum Cover Requirements
. No direct
buried lines allowed. Unless otherwise noted, all conduits must be two (2) inch minimum PVC schedule 40 or
better. Conduits should be sized and placed to allow replacement of, or addition of, capacity to existing facilities
without disturbing the surface.
All proposed equipment details must be shown and dimensioned on the plan such as pedestals, transformers &
pads, switching cabinets, utility vaults, etc.
Include the utility company logo and project number.
Design the running line route out of the paved roadway. If this option is unavailable, identify the conflict on the
plan with a note explaining why the design must encroach into the pavement. Please note that the City of
Chandler prefers utility installations behind the sidewalk and back-of-curb. If this option is unavailable, the
second option is in the median. The final option should be to install under the roadway due to traffic congestion
and pavement damage concerns. A pavement cut of new pavement is not allowed (0-2 years) or may be subject
to damage/restoration fees (0-6 years). See section 2.7 of Chapter 46 of Chandler City Code
and section 7 of the
Permit & Pavement Fee Schedule.
Design the running line route to minimize the impact to the public right-of-way and the safety of the travelling
public and to avoid congestion as required by Chandler City Code Section 46.1(A)
.
Comply with MAG and the City of Chandler Standard Details and Specifications. Refer to MAG Section 336 & 360
and Detail 200-1, as well as the City of Chandler supplements thereto and additionally, City Details C-103, C-104,
and C-111.
All revisions to approved plans must be made distinctive on the revised plans. “Clouded” representation of
revisions to approved plans is the preferred method. Changes to plans that have not been approved do not
require “clouding”.
Mailing Address Development Services Department Utility Plan Review Checklist
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PROFILE REQUIEMENTS
Profile Required per City Engineered Utility Bore Detail C-112 and the City of Chandler Supplement to MAG
Section 608 (page 10). The bore profile should start at the bore drill rod entry point shown as point “A” in MAG
Section 608 Figure 608-1.
Two options are typically available:
Provide a “designed bore profile using current pothole data. Potholing requires it’s own separate permit. In
some cases this option may be required by the City due to proposed facilities that have been designed as
part of a City or development project that may or not yet be installed in the field at the time of construction
of this project or to verify that the proposed running line will be possible to install in areas heavily congested
with existing utilities.
Or, in most cases, by completing a blank profile sheet in the field based on preliminary potholing at the time
of construction to provide an “actual” bore profile. “Actual” profiles are required for all drilling projects,
including “hog drilling” and for projects that already have “designed” profiles and must be verified and
approved by the City inspector prior to starting the drilling operation.
Show all bore pit locations, including receiving and relief pits and indicate the sizes of each pit.
Depth of cover or elevations should be taken from the existing surface grade at intervals of one hundred (100)
feet or less in the same alignment as proposed construction. If proposed grade changes are planned (such as,
due to a CIP or development project), minimum covers should be based on whichever elevations are the lower of
the existing and proposed grades.
A vertical scale that adequately depicts the installation of existing facilities is required. Please specify scale (1"=2’,
1"=3’, 1"=4’, 1"=5’). Use different vertical and horizontal scales on profile details is preferred for clarity.
Separation from all facilities must be in accordance with Federal, State and local requirements. See section D of
Part 4 of the Utility Permit Manual (UDM-148), the Civil Engineering Utility Company Notes (Exhibit B), and the
City
of Chandler Supplement to MAG Section 608 (page10) and Engineered Utility Bore Detail C-112 as applicable.
Existing and proposed grades at intervals of one hundred (100) feet or less in the same alignment as the
proposed constructions must be in a continuous line on the plans throughout the project.
Show all existing and proposed facilities that the proposed construction will cross. Storm drains, sanitary sewer
lines, water lines, conduit systems, and other underground facilities (e.g. scuppers, catch basins, concrete
footings, etc.), must be drawn to scale (showing approximate outside dimensions).
Show conduit/sleeve on profile. No direct buried lines allowed. Unless otherwise noted, all conduits must be
two (2) inch minimum PVC schedule 40 or better. Conduits should be sized and placed to allow replacement of,
or addition of, capacity to existing facilities without disturbing the surface.
Elevations must be City of Chandler datum and indicated on the plans, if needed.
UNDERGROUND AND OVERHEAD REQUIREMENTS
Temporary overhead services for construction may be permitted for a specified period, typically no more than 12
months without written approval from the City Engineer. No final occupancy will be granted until all temporary
services are removed.
Minimum overhead clearances must be in accordance with NESC, section 23 (for example, typical clearances are
15.5 feet for insulated communications conductors and 16.0 feet for 0 to 750V electric supply cables).
Placement of new Aerial facilities or poles IS NOT ALLOWED including aerial span replacement of faulty
fiber/copper/coax cable and over-lashing to existing plant, or installation of new strand. Placement of new aerial
equipment is also NOT ALLOWED including: pole mounted or strand mounted terminators, repeaters, line
Mailing Address Development Services Department Utility Plan Review Checklist
Mail Stop 405 Telecommunication & Utility Franchise Revised: 3-17-2020
PO Box 4008 Telephone (480) -782-3310
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extenders, transformers, capacitor banks, aerial storage loops, splice enclosures, etc. All new facilities must be
placed underground. See section 9.2 of Chapter 46
and section 4 of Chapter 47 of Chandler City Code.
Aerial overhead in City ROW or PUE must be shown and called out on plans. If a riser is to be placed, identify
new connection or existing aerial plant being tied into and method of connection. Existing aerial fiber storage
and splice enclosures are considered embargoed and must be converted to underground. A one-time installation
of a riser stub cable may be permitted at the discretion of the City Engineer and should be sized appropriately
and spliced accordingly so that future access to aerial splice enclosures is not required. New risers are not
allowed on poles when high-voltage power lines (above twelve (12)kv) are present as required by
section 4 of
Chapter 47 of Chandler City Code.
Convert to first existing pole beyond property limits.
Place underground all overhead utility lines, either within a proposed development or redevelopment project
within public ROW or easements adjacent to the project. Utility poles and lines are defined herein as the
poles, structures, wire, aerial cables and related facilities used in the distribution of electricity or in the
transmission of telecommunications, telegraph, data, radio or video communications. This requirement
includes both new and existing utility lines on and adjacent to the project, including lines which extend across
public streets, alleys or easements adjacent to the property being developed or redeveloped. Existing utility
lines adjacent to a project must be under-grounded up to the first existing pole beyond the limits of the
property. This requirement includes the undergrounding of all existing overhead service lines attached to the
lines to be removed along with necessary conduit, supports, restoration, etc., necessary to convert the service
line from overhead to underground. The requirement must apply regardless of the existence of easements
for overhead lines. When high-voltage lines (above twelve (12) KV or similar) are present, all lines other than
the high-voltage lines must be placed underground. See section 4 of Chapter 47 of Chandler City Code
.
Verify joint trench opportunities, with utilities for installations greater than six hundred (600) feet and for arterial
street crossings.
The most common joint trench designs involve some combination of dry utilities, i.e. electric,
communication (telephone, cable, video service, fiber optic, data lines) and gas, with the exception of high
pressure (greater than 60 psig) gas lines and lines that are six (6) inches or greater in diameter. If the
associated utilities decline joint trench opportunities, submit written documentation to Utility Coordination via
email at tuf@chandleraz.gov
, or submit the documentation along with the plan set at the time of permit
application.
Place service underground. See section 9.2 of Chapter 46 and section 4 of Chapter 47 of Chandler City Code.
UTILITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS
Maintain a six (6) foot minimum horizontal separation from the exterior wall of any underground non-City utility
must be provided to the exterior wall of storm drains, water and sewer mains. All fire lines, regardless of size,
(including hydrants and other fire service connections) are considered mains.
Maintain a three (3) foot minimum horizontal separation from the exterior wall of any underground non-City
utility must be provided to the exterior wall of water and sewer service lines. This separation applies to open
trenching only. Refer to MAG section 608 and the City Supplement to MAG Section 608
for clearance
requirements while boring.
Maintain two (2) foot minimum vertical separation from the exterior wall of any underground non-City utility
must be provided to the exterior wall of all wet utilities.
Utilities should be installed in standard locations to minimize the impact to the public right-of-way and the safety
of the travelling public and to avoid congestion as required by Chandler City Code Section 46-6.1(A)
. For
additional information regarding standard utility locations refer to the City of Chandler Standard Details and
Specifications, Street Series,
C-200 – C-254.
Mailing Address Development Services Department Utility Plan Review Checklist
Mail Stop 405 Telecommunication & Utility Franchise Revised: 3-17-2020
PO Box 4008 Telephone (480) -782-3310
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Depth requirements must be in accordance with City of Chandler Minimum Cover Requirements or at the
discretion of the City Engineer.
ABOVE GROUND STRUCTURES
All above ground structures, over three (3) feet in height must comply with the development standards of the
underlying zoning district. See Chapter 35 of Chandler City Code
.
Identify potential location of structure within neighborhood. Select the site on the basis of aesthetics AND
technical/engineering restrictions.
Equipment cabinets with air-conditioning must be enclosed by walls and setback a minimum of fifteen (15) feet
from lots where the existing or planned primary use is a residential dwelling.
Structure must be placed on the same side as utility poles.
Do not block trash truck access and alley access, including residential or commercial alley access gates or restrict
gate functionality.
No structure to exceed three (3) feet in height in front yard of residential homes.
No structures over eighteen (18) inches in height are allowed within one (1) foot of the back-of-curb or the edge
of a sidewalk. No structures over three (3) feet in height are allowed within five and a half (5.5) feet of the back-
of-curb except when adjacent to deceleration lanes, parking lanes, right turn lane or bus bays. See sections 2.4.3
through 2.5 in the Street Design and Access Control Technical Design Manual (TDM #4)
.
Provide three (3) photographs of the location of the proposed structure, one (1) at 90 degrees, and the other two
at 45 degrees on either side of the proposed location. Identify the location of the proposed structure; mark the
location with white paint, use an orange traffic cone, etc.
Show the dimensions of all proposed structures (including poles) on the plans.
Include detail(s) of the actual structure(s) being proposed.
Verify sight-triangle compliance. No structure to exceed two (2) feet in height within the sight triangle. See Figure
4 in the Street Design and Access Control Technical Design Manual (TDM #4) and
City Details C-246, C-247 and C-
248.
Obtain License from the City to install bus shelter in City right-of-way.
To request an address for a private electrical service in City ROW indicate in the Detailed Description block of the
permit application that “a new electrical service is being installed and a new address will be required”.
MANHOLE/VAULT REQUIREMENTS
Include a detail for each type and size of vault, (whether manhole or handhole) proposed on the plan. Show
dimensions of all proposed vaults on the plans. Details for all components of multi-piece vaults must be included
(lids, rings, collars, bottoms, tops, etc.).
Structural engineering specifications for vaults must be included for all vaults placed in the right-of-way. For
vaults placed in the pavement or alley, a traffic rating of H20/HS20 or better is required. Concrete vaults with a
concrete base must include a sump, a concrete lid, a frame and cover that meets
MAG Standard Details 422-425
and the associated MAG specifications. All precast manhole bases must be placed on 8 inches minimum of ABC
as required by MAG section 702 compacted to 100% maximum density. All manholes and hand holes must be
installed per manufacturer, MAG and City of Chandler specifications.
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