Policies and Regulations
Do I need a permit for a new driveway even if I do the work myself?
Yes, a permit from the Road Commission is required any time work is performed in County road right-of-way. When you apply for a permit you are helping ECRC maintain safety for both you and the traveling public. Most traffic accidents occur at intersections or where vehicles are entering or leaving the roadway. ECRC inspects each proposed drive location to assure that adequate sight distance is available, to determine what drainage improvements might be necessary, and to review the site for other potential safety problems before a permit is issued. Although there is a charge for a residential driveway permit, there are no permit fees for most other minor work in road right of way. We require that all contractors follow accepted traffic safety procedures and furnish adequate insurance coverage to protect both the homeowner and the public.
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