Permits

Driveway Permit Storm Sewer Tap Permit
Existing Driveway Permit Curtain Drain Outlet Permit
Road Crossing Permits Moving Permit
Special Permit  

Driveway Permit

Any person wishing to install a driveway, culvert pipe or excavate along any County or Township Highway, is required to obtain a driveway permit. This permit is also used for the installation of a culvert pipe in a ditch (public ditches and those on private property) or  along any public water course.

When installing a driveway or filling in a ditch along a County or Township Highway,  no surface water may be directed toward the road. This could cause ponding of water on the roadway and a create a safety hazard.

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • Applicants must pay a $100.00 permit  fee  

NOTE: Concrete driveways shall be kept back six foot (6′) from the edge of the road pavement.

 – As per Ottawa County Commissioner Resolution 07-088

Driveway Permit


Existing Driveway Permit

Permission to install a driveway entrances is accomplished by using the Driveway Permit as outlined above. However, there are occasions when a driveway already  exists and the Engineer’s Office cannot locate a permit for the original installation. For these instances we ask the property owner to complete an Existing Driveway Information Sheet.  When this is received a field inspection is done to verify the existence of the drive.   

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • There is no fee for this permit 

NOTE: Concrete driveways shall be kept back to the right-of-way limits.

Existing Driveway Permit


Road Crossing Permit

Any person wishing to place a conduit under any County or Township Highway, and cutting and/or digging the pavement and subgrades is required, shall obtain a permit from the County Engineer. 

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • Permit fee is $250 (non refundable)
  • Guarantee Fee is $1,000 (refundable one year after completion of work provided the final inspection shows the restorative work is still acceptable)

– As Per Ottawa County Commissioner Resolution 97-003 and updated 06/26/2014

Road Crossing Permit

Storm Sewer Tap Permit

Any person wishing to work along any County or Township Highway shall be required to obtain a permit from the Ottawa County Engineer.

This permit is for tapping an existing storm sewer across a property with a storm, field or curtain drain tile. (This permit is not required if the tile outlet goes to  an open ditch.)

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • There is no fee for this permit

– As Per Ottawa County Commissioner Resolution 97-003 

Storm Sewer Tap Permit


Curtain Drain Outlet Permit

This permit grants a property owner permission to use a ditch (or tile) as an outlet for a curtain drain from a sewage system. It is issued in conjunction with the Ottawa County District Board of Health.

The Ottawa County District Board of Health will prepare a site plan for the placement of a septic system and make a recommendation for the location of an outlet. A copy of this site plan has to be submitted  with the Curtain Drain Outlet Permit.

If an outlet is going into an open, on the same side of the road where the system is located, no permit is required.  However, if the outlet is going to cross the road and/or tap a tile, additional permits will be needed. For tapping a tile please see our section on Storm Sewer Tap Permit above. If you will be crossing a road please see our section on Road Crossing Permits above.

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • There is no fee for this permit

Curtain Drain Outlet Permit


Special Permit

Any person wishing to excavate along any County or Township Highway shall be required to obtain a permit from the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office.  This permit is for persons desiring to work within the right-of-way limits of any County or Township Highway. Types of work include dip out or cleaning of a road or public ditch; installing, repairing or upgrading a sanitary sewer, water, natural gas, oil/petroleum, electric, communications, irrigation, field/curtain drain tiles, cables, conduits/ lines, catch basins, manholes or road pavements.

  • Only the property owner (applicant) may sign and pay for this permit
  • There is no fee for this permit

– As Per Ottawa County Commissioner Resolution 97-003 

Special Permit


Moving Permit

** Over weight / over width vehicles will not be allowed to travel Moline-Martin Road (CR-66) between SR 51 and Bolander Road (CR-59).  See first page of permit for more details. **

The Moving Permit is used to obtain permission to move a load/item across county and/or township roads that is over the legal size and/or weight limits. To request permission to make a move of this type, print the attached form, fill in all the information, and  email it to [email protected], or fax it to (419) 734-6768.

The party that is conducting the move is the party to whom we will issue the permit. Their full name (or company name), mailing address, and phone number is required.

The route information needs to be detailed. Include road names, numbers, and direction of travel on each road. Start this information when the load enters Ottawa County and end where it leaves. If an Ohio Department of Transportation permit is obtained, please include a copy of this along with your application.

Special requirements and or restrictions are noted at the bottom of our application. These restrictions, and how they apply to the move, will be considered when the application is reviewed for approval.

  • There is no fee for this permit

Moving Permit