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Licenses, Permits & Contracts

Issue Road Opening Permit in Qatar

  • Last Updated 20 Jun, 2022
  • Service Type : Offline Service
  • Service Mode : Offline
  • Service Provider : Public Works Authority (Ashghal)
  • Service Classification : G2B
  • Topic : Business and Finance, Transportation, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Citizen: Business Owner

Service Description

The Public Works Authority "Ashghal" allows companies to apply for issuing road opening (RO) permit for occupancy of the National Road Network's right-of-way on carriageway and/or non-carriageway. 

Offline Instructions

  • Download the application form in the Excel format available under documents and forms on the service information page.  
  • Submit the below required documents: 
    • A valid commercial registration (CR) copy of contractor 
    • A client request for RO application 
    • A detailed layout in AutoCAD or PDF
    • Names and valid ID cards of site engineers under the control of contractor
    • Details related to a contractor

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be registered suppliers of PWA so that legal financial documents can be issued under the Applicant's name.
  • Once registered with PWA Barcode, an applicant must present his application for the RO permit to the RO section based in Ashghal's Asset Affairs facility in Wholesale Market Street on Salwa Road.
  • Upon fulfilling the requirements from the mandatory entities, the RO Permit will be approved conditionally.
  • An applicant must adhere to the conditions stated by the Mandatory Agencies in the RO permit. 
  • An applicant will be required to provide a bank guarantee and payment of RO fees prior to PWA approving the RO.
  • RO Permit will not be issued unless an applicant obtained an approval from the Traffic Diversion Plan (TDP) department or at least no objection to carry out site works.
  • A diagram is mandatory for road crossing and tunneling works.
  • Please contact our Customer Zone for submitting the request/application.
  • For more information, please check the FAQs section on Ashghal website or call Ashghal Contact Center on: 188 or 44951111.


Fees shall be calculated according to an application's type. 

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