Storm debris pickup to take place on private roads and continue in public right-of-ways until April 8, 2023

Property owners on private roads must request service, complete form

Through special circumstance as part of the declared Disaster of Emergency in the City of Norman following the February 26 tornado, storm debris pickup will occur on private roads (by request) in addition to public right-of-ways through April 8. Debris pickup will continue being executed by contractors and will take place in zoned areas. To date, more than 600 tons of debris has been collected.

City of Norman utility customers wishing to utilize private road storm debris removal services must do so in accordance with standard guidelines and, to ensure pickup, must contact the City of Norman Streets Division by 4:30 p.m. 3/20/23 to request assistance per below instructions:

  • Call 405.329.2524 or visit during traditional business hours the Streets Division Administrative Office, 668 E. Lindsey, with the following information – name, utility customer number (at the top of sanitation or water bill), address.
    • After the phone call or during the visit a Right of Entry agreement must be completed. It may also be printed and signed and dropped off at the Streets Divisions Administrative Office. The form requires a witness to signing/completion.
    • Form must be completed by 4:30 p.m. 3/20/23.
  • Access and complete an online submission form with the following information – name, utility customer number (at the top of sanitation or water bill), address.
    • Complete a Right-of-Entry agreement during the online submission process, which will require a witness.
    • The online form must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. 3/20/23.

“Emergency Management officials relay that thresholds have not been met to qualify for assistance at a state or federal level, but we recognize there are neighbors in great need of assistance,” said City Manager Darrel Pyle. “Through Rainy Day funds and special permissions, we want to help our neighbors as best we can so we are moving forward with plans to assist with storm debris removal on private roads as well as public right-of-ways.”

The Streets Division estimates that, in total, between 20 and 30 miles of private road can be found within zoned pickup areas.

All property owners eligible for storm debris removal are kindly reminded that the debris pickup program has been coordinated to assist in initial relief efforts in order to allow residents the opportunity to begin recovery. As contractors hired by Norman residents begin work on private properties to demolish items for repair, the materials generated from these activities will not be considered eligible for debris removal. The altering of burn permit requirements for vegetative debris also remains in place at this time. Learn more and view helpful links at


Call 405.329.2524 for additional information.