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Drive Permit Requirements

Revised 07/1/14



Information needed when applying for a driveway permit:

Proposed use of drive (commercial, farm, residential, etc.)

Name of road adjacent to driveway

Distance from nearest intersection (in feet)

Contact person and daytime phone number

The applicant will be required to mark the requested location for the drive by placing two stakes or flags 30 feet apart designating the start and end of the drive location and place a stake marked with the last name of the person paying for the deposit or installation directly in the center of the proposed drive – be sure that all brush and tall grass is cleared away from the stake and that the name faces the roadway. 

The road commission inspector will review the site within 5 working days after receipt of the Application and Permit Form.

If you are pre paying for the permit, please mail, email, or fax in the completed application and permit form along with proper fees. For your convenience if emailing or faxing in your application/permit please use our credit card processing form located within the permits tab.

A driveway shall be so located that it will cause no undue interference with the free movement of the traveling public and provide the most favorable vision and grade conditions possible for motorists using the roadway. The driveway shall be consistent with the development of the site considering proper traffic operations and safety. MAKE SURE THE LOCATION SELECTED WILL PROVIDE THE BEST AVAILABLE SIGHT DISTANCE.

A driveway, including the radii and entire culvert, shall be located within the area between the applicant’s property lines. A driveway radii and/or culvert may extend outside of the property line area only if the adjacent property owner certifies in writing that they will permit such an extension.

A driveway shall not be located within 100 feet of a county road intersection.

The road commission recommends that the majority of heavy trucking be completed before installing the drive culvert (this can usually be done by filling in the existing ditch or installing a temporary culvert). The county inspector will inform the applicant of which method is acceptable for their location.

For self-installed drive culverts, the applicant must submit a Completion Notification Form when the project is complete. No deposits will be released until this form has been submitted.  REFUNDS MUST BE REQUESTED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF PERMIT EXPIRATION OR SECURITY WILL BE FORFEITED.

Self Installation:

$675.00 total cost that includes a $75.00 permit fee and a $600.00 security deposit.  Once the drive is complete you must fill out and fax or email back the completion notification listed above, the drive is to be approved and inspected by the road commission inspector.  We refund the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the monthThe applicant may install, or have installed, a minimum of 12" X 30’ corrugated metal culvert or N-12 plastic tile as approved by road commission staff.