DRIVEWAY PERMIT APPLICATION

When is a driveway permit needed?

  • If you are installing a new driveway
  • If you are paving or installing concrete on an existing gravel driveway
  • If you are removing a layer of asphalt or concrete and repaving with asphalt
  • If you are removing a layer of asphalt or concrete and installing a new concrete driveway
  • If you are widening your driveway
  • If you are installing a low use (agricultural or utility) driveway
  • For a temporary driveway
  • If you are installing a second driveway

When is a driveway permit not needed?

  • If you are adding a layer of gravel to an existing gravel driveway
  •  If you are seal coating an existing asphalt driveway (contractor’s  performing seal coating operations in the county’s right of way are required to have insurance on file at the RCKC)
  •  General maintenance not involving resurfacing of existing driveway 

Reference Materials

Driveway Construction Guidelines – Review the Construction Guidelines Policy for Driveway

Mailbox Guidelines – Review the Mailboxes and Support Brochure and Mailbox Information

Check list -

Service Tap - A Service Tap Permit fee is required if the applicant is also connecting to underground utilities, such as water, sewer, TV service, electricity or gas.

Note:  RCKC does not issue permits for Villages or Cities in Kalamazoo County.  If your permit is for the following municipalities please contact them directly:

City of Galesburg
City of Kalamazoo
City of Parchment
Village of Augusta
Village of Climax
Village of Richland
Village of Schoolcraft
Village of Vicksburg
City of Portage – Sprinkle Road is under the jurisdiction of the RCKC
MDOT Permits

Print a blank form: 

APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, USE AND/OR MAINTAIN WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, OR TO CLOSE, A COUNTY ROAD

An applicant is defined as an owner of property adjacent to the right-of-way, the property owner's authorized representative; or an authorized representative of a private or public utility who applies for a permit to construct, operate, use, and/or maintain a facility within the right-of-way for the purpose outlined within the application.  A contractor who makes application on behalf of a property owner or utility must provide documentation of authority to apply for a permit.  When applicant hires a contractor, the permittee is the applicant and the contractor.

Applicant

Contractor

Applicant/Contractor requests a permit for the following work within the right of way of a county road:

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A permit is granted in accordance with the foregoing application for the period stated above, and incorporating the key requirements and conditions agreed to by the permittee as found on page 3 and 4 of this document. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Specifications:  All work performed under this permit must be done in accordance with the application, plans, specifications, Maps and statements filed with the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County ("Road Commission") and must comply with the Road Commission's current procedures and regulations on file at its offices and the current MDOT Standard Specifications for Construction, if applicable.
  2. Fees and Costs:  The Permit Holder shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the Road  Commission in connection with this permit and shall deposit estimated fees and costs as determined by the Road Commission, at the time the permit is issued.
  3. Bond:  The Permit Holder shall provide a cash deposit, irrevocable letter of credit or bond in a form and amount acceptable  to the Road Commission at the time permit is issued.
  4. Insurance:  The Permit Holder shall furnish proof of general liability insurance in amounts not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence and general aggregate, proof of automobile liability in amounts not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit for each accident, bodily injury per accident, and property damage per accident, and in an amount not less than $500,000 for bodily injury per person.  Such proof of insurance shall include a valid certificate of insurance demonstrating that the Road Commission is an additional insured party on the policy. Such insurance shall cover a period not less than the term of this permit and shall provide that it cannot be cancelled without 30 days advance written notice to the Road Commission, by certified mail, first-class, return receipt requested.  This permit is invalid if insurance expires during the authorized period of work described herein.
  5. Indemnification:  In addition to any liability or obligation of the Permit Holder that may otherwise exist, Permit Holder shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnify and hold harmless the Road Commission and its commissioners, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, liabilities, losses, and damages thereof, and any  and all costs and expenses, including legal fees, associated therewith which the Road Commission may sustain by reason of claims for or allegations of the negligence or violation of the terms and conditions of this permit by the Permit Holder, its officers, agents, or employees, arising out of the work which is the subject of this permit, or arising out of work not authorized by this permit, or arising out of the continued existence of the operation or facility, which is the subject of this permit.
  6. Miss Dig:  The Permit Holder must comply with the requirements of Act 53 of Public Acts of 1974, as amended.  CALL MISS DIG AT (800) 482-7171 or www.missdig.org AT LEAST THREE (3) FULL WORKING DAYS, BUT NOT MORE THAN FOURTEEN (14) CALENDAR DAYS, BEFORE YOU START WORK.  The Permit Holder assumes all responsibility for damage to or interruption of underground utilities.
  7. Notification of Start and Completion of Work:  The Permit Holder must notify the Road Commission at least 48 hours before starting work, when work is completed, and additionally as directed by the Road Commission.
  8. Time Restrictions:  All work shall be performed Mondays through Fridays between and unless written approval is obtained from the Road Commission, and work shall be performed only during the period set forth in this permit.  Perform no work except emergency work, unless authorized by the Road Commission on Saturdays, Sundays, or from on the day proceeding until the normal starting time the day after the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  9. Safety:  Furnish, install and maintain all necessary traffic controls and protection during Permit Holder's operations in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6 and any supplemental specifications set forth herein.
  10. Restoration and Repair of Road:  The construction, operation and maintenance of the activity covered by this permit shall be performed by the Permit Holder without cost to the Road Commission unless specified herein. The Permit Holder shall also be responsible for the cost of restoration and repair of the right-of-way determined by the Road Commission to be damaged as a result of the activity which is the subject of this permit.  Restoration shall meet or exceed conditions when work is commenced and be in accordance with specifications.  The Permit Holder shall be responsible for costs incurred by the Road Commission for emergency repairs performed by or on behalf of the Road Commission for the safety of the motoring public.  Said repairs shall be performed with or without notice to the Permit Holder if immediate action is required.  This determination shall be in the sole and reasonable opinion of the Road Commission.
  11. Limitation of Permit:  Issuance of this permit does not relieve Permit Holder from meeting any and all requirements of law, or of other public bodies or agencies.  The Permit Holder shall be responsible for securing and shall secure any other permits or permission necessary or required by law from cities, villages, townships, corporations, property owners, or individuals for the activities hereby permitted.  Any work not described by the application, including the time and place thereof, is strictly prohibited in the absence of the application for and issuance of an additional permit or amendment to this permit.
  12. Revocation of Permit:  This permit may be suspended or revoked at will, and the Permit Holder shall surrender this permit and alter, relocate or remove its facilities at its expense at the request of the Road Commission.  It is understood that the rights granted herein are revocable at the will of the Road Commission and that the Permit Holder acquires no rights in the right-of-way and expressly waives any right to claim damages or compensation in case this permit is revoked.
  13. Assignability:   This permit is not assignable and not transferable unless specifically agreed to by the Road Commission.
  14. Authority:  The statutory authority of the Road Commission to require compliance with permit requirements is predicated upon its jurisdictional authority and is set forth in various statutes including, without limitation and in no particular order, MCL §247.321 et seq; MCL §224.19b; MCL §560.101 et seq; and MCL §247.171 et seq..

I certify and acknowledge that
(1) The information contained in this application is true and correct,
(2) The commencement of the work described in this application shall constitute acceptance of the permit as issued, including all terms   and conditions thereof and,
(3) If this permit is for commercial or residential driveway work, I am the legal owner of the property that this driveway will serve, or I am the authorized representative.
(4) All work performed under this permit will be done in accordance with the RCKC Construction Guidelines - Driveways
(5) If applicable all mailbox work performed will be done in accordance with RCKC Mailbox Guidelines.
(6) If submitted electronically I understand the below electronic signature constitutes a legal signature for the purposes of this permit.

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