Vacation of Streets and Alleys

Easement Rights

You may petition the Minneapolis City Council to relinquish (vacate) the City easement rights to any public right-of-way, thereby closing a street or alley and making it available for another use. There is a $300.00 non-refundable processing fee for each street or alley to be vacated. The procedure will take approximately 3 to 4 months.

Applications may be submitted to the City Clerk. The City Clerk sends the application to the Public Works and Engineering Right-of-Way Section. The application is reviewed by City staff as well as public and private utility companies. After Staff review, the Minneapolis Planning Commission conducts a public hearing and makes a recommendation to the Zoning and Planning Committee of the Minneapolis City Council.

Contact: For information on the process and to obtain an application contact: (612) 673-2428

Last updated Apr 8, 2014