The purpose of the Revocable Permit (“R” Permit) is to grant conditional encroachment of the public right-of-way by private parties not authorized to occupy the public right-of-way. The “R” Permit review process verifies that encroachments are checked for compliance with the City’s specifications for design, use, material, and inspection. It is important Applicants understand that R-Permits are discretionary in nature since the Board of Public Works can change BOE's recommendations. The “R” Permit is also a mechanism to allow, in special circumstances, placement of private structures in the public right-of-way where a hardship would be created due to topography or other constraints within private property. Generally, private structures should not be permitted in the public right-of-way.