Road Right-Of-Way Permits

///Road Right-Of-Way Permits
Road Right-Of-Way Permits2012-10-30T13:21:34+00:00

What is Road Right-of-Way?
The Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD) has jurisdiction over county road right-of-way. Typically, this area is 33 feet from the centerline of a county roadway.

Items and/or activities that are NOT allowed in the right-of-way include:

  • Fencing
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscaping (fieldstone, berm, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.)
  • Ditch fill in
  • Dumping
  • Agricultural commodities when there is a sight distance issue
  • Mailboxes that will not yield when hit
  • Any obstructions that have the potential of obscuring sight distance, signage, or may be a potential safety hazard.

CCRD activities that are performed in the right-of-way include:

  • Shoulder Maintenance
  • Brush Removal
  • Berm Removal
  • Ditching
  • Mowing
  • Sign Installation
  • Guardrail Installation/Maintenance
  • Roadside cleanup

When do I need a permit?
A permit is required for any type of work or activity that will be performed within the right-of-way including:

  • Driveway installation/resurfacing
  • Tree removal
  • Utility installation
  • Ditch modification
  • Minor landscape
  • Road closure (parade, celebration, festival or similar activity)
  • Right-of-Way maintenance

How long does it take to issue a permit?
CCRD completes application review and field work within 8-10 business days, provided that all information is complete and correct.

Applying for a permit?

  1. Application packets are available at the CCRD office, by mail or on our website here.
  2. Complete a right-of-way application. Make sure you include all information, as incomplete
    applications will not be processed.
  3. Include a sketch that shows the nearest crossroads and the proposed work to be completed.
  4. Submit the applicable fees.
  5. Provide proof of liability insurance.
  6. CCRD staff will review the application and sketch and conduct a site inspection.
  7. Upon receiving the permit, the prescribed work may be completed in accordance with the terms of the permit