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PERMITS, FEES AND GUIDELINES

Permits Required

It is the Policy of the Board of County Road Commissioners of Van Buren County that permits be required prior to activities taking place within the County Road Right-of-Way as set forth in Policy No. 2015-01


NOTICE:  EFFECTIVE AS OF OCTOBER 3, 2013 THE BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS HAS INCREASED GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIREMENT FROM $1 MILLION TO $2 MILLION FOR ALL PERMIT HOLDERS.  THIS CAN BE $2 MILLION PER OCCURRENCE, OR $1 MILLION PER OCCURRENCE PLUS A $1 MILLION UMBRELLA.


A permit is also required to install a new driveway, or to change an existing driveway.  There is not an application fee for a residential driveway permit; however, if the driveway requires a culvert, the cost of the culvert, installation and maintenance is the homeowners to bear.

 
Completed permits may be dropped off at the Van Buren County Road Commission with the appropriate fees and certificate of insurance. 
 
VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
325 West James Street
Post Office Box 156
Lawrence, Michigan 49064
Phone: (269) 674-8011
Fax: (269) 674-3770 
 
IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE TO OBTAIN ANY APPROPRIATE PERMIT, THE VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO HALT SUCH ACTIVITY UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT ADEQUATE COMPLIANCE IS MADE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: OBTAIN THE NECESSARY PERMIT(S); PAY ALL ASSOCIATED PERMIT FEES; PAY A $100 PENALTY FEE.
 

Any person, agency or entity working within the right-of-way must provide signing in your work zone that complies with the Michigan Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control, as stated in the permit restrictions.

 

Michigan Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control

 

This page last updated on 5/4/2017.

 

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