Highway Permits

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All applications are required to be submitted via email to the following address: highwaypermits@co.carver.mn.us

Please download an updated 2017 permit form, which reflects the recent changes when submitting applications. Paper forms and handwritten applications will no longer be accepted for processing.

2017 Permit Processing Changes: 

  • -All permit applications are now in the form of fillable PDF’s.
  • -All permit applications must now be signed digitally.
  • -All permit applications must be submitted via email to highwaypermits@co.carver.mn.us
  • -Single Transport permits that are overweight are now subject ESAL/Mile charges.
  • -Utility Permits of running length over 1 mile are now subject to additional charges.
  • -All permit applications now require detailed location and route maps be submitted.

Registration Information

Permit Requirements

Prior to obtaining an approved permit, the applicant and contractor must be registered with the County:
The following permits are available through the Carver County Public Works Division:
        
Residential/Field Access   Application for Residential or Field Access Permit
A Residential/Field Access Permit is required for all new or reconstructed residential driveways or field approaches, or when a driveway is proposed to be modified. For example, if a lot is split and an additional residence will now use the same access.

Do you need a driveway permit? To find out click here.
 
Commercial/Street Access   Application for Street or Commercial Access Permit
A Commercial/Street Access Permit is required for all new or reconstructed commercial or street accesses, or if the land use is being changed for an existing access.  
        
Utility Permit   Application for Utility Permit
A Utility Permit is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. This requirement may be waived if the work is covered by another permit listed on this page. For example, constructing a new driveway access will not require a utility permit; the construction would be regulated through the access permit.  
        
Excavating/Grading   Application for Excavating / Grading Permit
An Excavating/Grading Permit is required for any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. This requirement may be waived if the work is covered by another permit listed on this page. For example, constructing a new driveway access will not require an Excavating/Grading permit; the grading would be regulated through the access permit.  
        
Obstruction   Application for Obstruction Permit
An Obstruction Permit is required for any obstructions affecting the traveling public on the County Road Systems during any construction being performed within the County Right-of-Way. Usually this applies to lane closures.
          
Landscaping   Application for Landscaping Permit
A Landscaping Permit is required for any landscaping in the County Right-of-Way.
          
Moving/Transportation   Application for Transportation Permit     Application for Transportation Permit - ANNUAL
A Moving Permit is required for any vehicle or trailer using County Roads exceeding any of the following dimensions: 

Width: 8.5 feet

Height: 13.5 feet
Length:
Truck crane – 48 feet
Motor vehicle – 45 feet
Semi trailer – 48 feet
2 vehicles – 75 feet
Saddle mount vehicle transporter - 97 feet

Special Event   Application for Special Event 

NOTE: These permits are for County Roads ONLY. Separate permits may be required for local and state roadways.  

For permit questions, please call 952-466-5200.

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