Permits​​

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) has updated our permitting process and current ordinances regulating highway access and utility and facility placement. The new ordinance, “The Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance,” was endorsed by the Lake County Board on July 9, 2019.

The companion document, the Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance Technical Reference manual, will be permanently hosted on our website and updated as procedures or standards change. As you start a new project, please ensure you are using the latest information.

Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance

Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance Technical Reference Manual


Lake County is pleased to announce that its new and improved permit and inspection system is now available!

You can now submit and pay for many permit applications and review the status of your applications and inspections online. A more streamlined and efficient permitting and inspection process provides a better customer experience and saves valuable time and resources. Currently, the permits available for online submittal to the Division of Transportation are:

The list will be updated as more of our permits are added to the online system.
The Division of Transportation's Permit Department issues permits for the following work on a county highway or county highway right of way.
  
Emergency Repair Notification (PDF)
Notification of emergency repair work on a utility or facility within a county highway right of way.
 
Access to a County Highway (PDF)
For homeowners or developers constructing or relocating a driveway on a county highway, or changing the land use of property on a county highway. View minor access brochure (PDF)
  
Municipal Utility/Facility Acceptance (PDF)
Municipal acceptance of facility work in the right of way of a county highway. (For municipalities only)
  
Open Cut Request (PDF)
Request for permission to open cut county highway pavement in order to work on a utility or facility.

Oversize/Overweight Truck Permit   
Application to transport an oversize or overweight load on a county highway.
Visit the Oxcart permits page to create an account and/or apply for permits.
View weight limits map (PDF)
  
Temporary Closure of a County Highway (PDF)
Request closure of a county highway for parades, marathons, and festivals; other special events of public interest, or filming for movies, television, commercials or documentaries.
  
Utility Placement in a County Highway Right of Way (PDF)
Authorization to place or relocate a utility such as fiber optic cable, electric cable, telecommunications cable, small cell antenna or gas line in the right of way of a county highway. (For utility companies only)  
View the 2019 Utility Coordination Council presentation (PDF)
  
Perform Work in a County Highway Right of Way (PDF)
Authorization to place or relocate a facility such as a sidewalk, sewer line, street lighting, or trees in the right of way of a county highway.
 
Permit Fee Schedules (PDF)

Fees and charges for Access, Utility and Facility, and Highway Temporary Closure permits issued by the Lake County Division of Transportation.