How to Apply for a Permit
Until further notice, all highway permits will be conducted electronically through our ePermitting Site.
- Use the tabs below to learn more about using the ePermit site.
- For questions concerning permits, please contact Curt Anderson at 952-496-8487.
- For all other questions including payments please call 952-496-8346 or email [email protected].
About our Permit Program
The Highway Department administers a permit program with an objective of preventing damage to roadways and maintaining traffic safety and convenience.
The objective is accomplished through a permit process that controls installation of utilities and other physical changes within County rights-of-way and a transportation permit system that regulates oversized loads.
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.
- Register For A Permit
- Submit A Permit
- Do I Need A Driveway Permit?
- Resources & Specifications
- Permit Type Definitions
You must submit a Registration Form online with Scott County Transportation Services prior to applying for a permit: Visit the Connex Site to register
- A Registration Form can be submitted at the same time as an application.
- This registration is required annually. A $30.00 fee is due upon registration.
- Even if you have previously registered, you will need fill out a new registration form in order to submit your current Certificate of Insurance (COI). We will no longer accept a COI that is faxed, emailed or mailed to us.
- Fees where applicable, prior to issuing permits.
- A permit for any work within the County Right of Way.
- A permit before constructing an approach or access connection, such as a driveway, street, or field entrance, to the County highway system.
- A permit before installation of any utilities within the County Highway Right of Way.
- Approval by the County Engineer for special activities impacting County roadways. Requests must be made in writing to the County Engineer.
Electronic Permitting (ePermitting) will replace the paper applications currently being submitted. The ePermitting application provides more efficient, accurate processing and management of utility and transportation/moving permit applications for both Scott County and the users.
The ePermitting application site is an electronic-based permit in which an applicant submits a permit application through an online website.
You are required to possess a user account to submit a permit. Setting up a new user account is free. You must possess a valid email address to create a user account. It is recommended that you create one user account for your agency.
- Utility Permit
- Excavating/Grading Permit
- Obstruction Permit
- Landscaping Permit
- Annual Moving Permit
- Residential/Field Access Permit
- Commercial/Street Access Permit
You WILL need a drive permit if...
- Your property fronts on a county right-of-way and you wish to create a driveway that will connect to the public road, you must obtain a county access permit.
- You have an existing, non-permitted driveway and no structures on your property, and are coming to the department for development permit(s), you will be required to obtain a permit to bring your driveway access up to current standards.
- You will be accessing from a private road that does not exist, a right-of-way use construction permit will be required to construct the private road intersection to the county road.
You will NOT need a driveway permit if you access your property from an existing private road.
Prior to obtaining an approved driveway permit, the applicant and contractor must be registered with the County. Please allow up to two weeks for driveway permits to be processed.
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.
Permits are accepted via ePermitting only.
- Residential/Field Access Permit is required for all new or reconstructed residential driveways or field approaches, or when driveway use is changing. An example would be: if a lot is split and an additional residence will now use the same access.
- 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.
- An is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. Typical work covered under a Utility Permit would be a public or private facility/utility being installed, maintained, repaired, relocated, or removed in the County Right-of-Way. Utility Permits are valid for up to 1 mile of work/ installation. An additional fee of $75.00 is required for each additional mile of work/ installation.
- An is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. Typical work covered under an Excavating/ Grading Permit would be cut or fill, grading, ditch cleaning, or sub-surface exploration in County Right-of-Way.
- An 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.
- A is required for any landscaping in the County Right-of-Way.
- An may be used for all moves on County Roads within the following dimensions. All moves exceeding these dimensions require a separate moving permit.
- Maximum Dimensions:
- Width: 14.5 feet
- Width: 14 feet
- Length: 95 feet