The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is updating our permitting process and current ordinances regulating highway access and utility placement. We have completed drafts of the Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance, and the accompanying Technical Reference Manual.
The public comment period for the proposed Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance and the accompanying proposed Technical Reference Manual is now closed. Thank you for your comments. We hope to adopt this new ordinance and manual by the end of the summer.
Proposed Lake County Highway Access and Use Ordinance
Proposed Technical Reference Manual
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.