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SCOTT COUNTY HIGHWAY PERMITS

 

The Physical Development Department (formerly Public Works/Highway) administers a permit program with an objective of preventing damage to roadways and maintaining traffic safety and convenience.  The objective is accomplished through a utility permit system that controls installation of utilities and other physical changes within County rights-of-way and a transportation permit system that regulates oversized loads.  

  ePermitting for Moving and Utility Permits    

 Prior to obtaining an approved utility permit, the applicant and contractor must be registered with the County

Please allow 24 hours for moving permit processing

and up to two weeks for all other permits to be processed.

 

 

Registration Information
Registration Form

 

The following permits are available through the Scott County Physical Development:

 

     

Residential / Field Access

 

A Residential/Field Access Permit is required for all new or reconstructed residential driveways or field approaches, or when driveway use is changing For example, if a lot is split and an additional residence will now use the same access.

Do you need a driveway permit? To find out click here.

     

Commercial/Street Access

 

A Commercial/Street Access Permit is required for all new or reconstructed commercial or street accesses, or if the land use is being changed for an existing access.

 

See Also:

• Scott County Right Turn Lane Detail

   

• Scott County Left Turn Lane Detail

     

Utility Permit 

 

A Utility Permit is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. This requirement may be waived if the work is covered by another permit listed on this page. For example, constructing a new driveway access will not require a utility permit; the construction would be regulated through the access permit. Utility Permits are now good for up to 1 mile of work. An additional fee of $75.00 is required for each additional mile of work.

     

Excavating / Grading

 

An Excavating/Grading Permit is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. This requirement may be waived if the work is covered by another permit listed on this page. For example, constructing a new driveway access will not require an Excavating/Grading permit; the grading would be regulated through the access permit.

     

Obstruction

 

An Obstruction Permit is required for any obstructions affecting the traveling public on the County Road Systems during any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. Usually this applies to lane closures.

     

Landscaping

 

A Landscaping Permit is required for any landscaping in the County Right-of-Way.

     

Moving 

 

A Moving Permit is required for any vehicle or trailer using County Roads exceeding any of the following dimensions:

 

Width:

8.5 feet

 

Height:

13.5 feet

 

Length:

Motor vehicles – 40 feet

   

Truck cranes – 48 feet

   

Semi trailers – 48 feet

   

2 vehicles – 65 feet

     

Annual Moving 

 

An Annual Moving Permit may be used for all moves on County Roads within the following dimensions. All moves exceeding these dimensions require a separate moving permit.

 

Width:

14.5 feet

 

Height:

14 feet

 

Length:

85 feet

 

NOTE: These permits are for County Roads ONLY. Separate permits may be required for local and state roadways. All Right of Way permits are subject to double fees for unauthorized work.  You may obtain a copy of these permit applications by printing out the PDF version at each link. Moving permits and Utility permits are accepted via ePermitting only. All other permits require signed originals. 

 

For permit questions, please contact Curt Anderson at 952-496-8487

Contact Information
County Main Number
(952) 445-7750
Physical Development
(952) 496-8346
(952) 496-8365 (FAX)
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