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  Permits Department 

RIGHT OF WAY PERMITS


Purpose:

Right-of-way is the land that a public road or highway occupies.  It generally extends a certain distance from the center of the road and usually includes the ditches, culverts and utility poles.

 

The authority to regulate work that obstructs or interferes with the safety or usage of any portion of the county right-of-way is provided in Chapter 5547 of the Ohio Revised Code and includes all objects in the right-of-way that are owned by utilities or adjacent property owners.  The authority to regulate the installation of driveway culverts, other excavation or construction/reconstruction of utility poles on township roads is provided in Section 5571.16 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

In order to ensure that all construction that is done in the public right-of-way does not adversely affect the safety of the traveling public, the County Engineer administers a permit process on behalf of the County Commissioners.  All property owners, contractors or utility companies that wish to do work on ditches, driveways, storm sewers, utility poles or underground pipes and cables need to get a permit from the County Engineer's Permit Department.

 

Ditch Excavation or Modification:

   Ditch work permit process and procedures

 

Driveway Construction

   Driveway construction permit process

   Driveway construction permit application

 

Public Utility Construction

   Utility construction permit process

   Utility construction permit application

   Utility blanket permit

 

Right-of-Way Work Permits:

   Work in Right-of-Way Application

 

Road Closing

   Road Closing Application

 

Storm Sewer Construction

   Storm Sewer permit application

 

Stormwater Permits:

Permits issued for coverage under the Phase II NPDES Stormwater Program are administered by the Delaware County Engineer's Stormwater Department.  Click here to visit the stormwater website.

 


Driveways on township roads or streets:

The Delaware County Engineer currently administers the permit process enforcing county standards to issue and/or inspect driveways at the township's request via resolution for the following townships.  For the others, please contact the trustees.

Township

Date Effective

Berkshire

September 3, 2014

Concord 

Renewal - June 13, 2002

Delaware

Renewal - August 19, 2002

Genoa 

August 14, 2002

Liberty

September 2, 2014

Marlboro 

March 13, 2006

Orange 

Renewal - June 3, 2002

Thompson 

February 1, 2006

Troy 

July 25, 2002

Village of Ostrander

May 1, 2010

As of 12/20/2010


Ditch modification or other work on township roads or streets:

Ditch Modifications due to new subdivisions are subject to Delaware County Engineer Subdivision Standards. 

 

For ditch modifications or improvements unrelated to new Subdivisions, the Delaware County Engineer issues permits at the township's request via resolution for the following townships:

Township

Date Effective

Berlin  

January 24, 2005

Berkshire

September 3, 2014

Concord 

October 8, 1998

Delaware

September 21, 1998

Harlem 

August 27, 1998

Liberty

September 2, 2014

Marlboro 

March 13, 2006

Orange  

April 5, 1999

Thompson 

February 10, 2006

Troy 

July 25, 2002

Village of Ostrander

May 1, 2010

For the other townships, please contact the respective township board of trustees.

 

The Township has a right to also review and/or inspect the ditch modifications for new subdivisions however; the County Engineer will issue the final approval.

As of 12/20/2010


Permit Department Hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

For contact information, click here.

 

Payment Information:

We accept cash, check or credit cards for payment of permit fees.  Online credit card payments are processed through Point & Pay.  Please note that the service provider charges a convenience fee.

 

 

 

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