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  PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE  *Effective January 9, 2012



Fees:  Extended Blanket Permit = $100.00  Single Move Permit = $25.00

Transportation Permits are NOT available online at this time.  The Permit may be completed either in our office or via mail.  They will NOT be accepted via fax.  However, the required Certificate of Automobile Liability of at least $500,000, listing Tuscola County Road Commission as Certificate Holder, will be accepted via fax.

R-O-W PERMITS Please Note:  New Procedure effective June 1, 2016

Any time work is to be performed in the County Road Right of Way a permit is required.  Some examples are, but not limited to:

Residential Driveways Commercial Driveways
Hard-Surface Existing Driveway Open Cutting of Roadway
Grading or Landscaping Tree Trimming/Removal
Fence Installation Ditching/Clean Out
Yard Enclosure Roadside Mowing
Dust Control Surveying**

**Surveyor's may call the office regarding blanket permits and fee schedule.

To obtain a Right of Way Permit the Worksheet may be printed and brought directly to the Caro office with original signature, or the permit can be applied for directly at the office.  You MAY fill out the worksheet included and provide as much information as possible.  Otherwise, ALL other information will be taken by the office staff and typed into our electronic permits system. 


To obtain a permit you must come to the Caro office to complete the process.  You will be given flags, and the location will be inspected by a Road Commission Foreman/Engineer.  The permit will be mailed to you within a reasonable amount of time with recommendations listed on the permit.  For further information, please contact the Caro Office at 989.673.2128, ext. 200.  Please see printable insurance requirements and form at the links below. 

Effective June 1, must sign the Worksheet where applicable and come to the Caro office to electronically sign, as well.  Thank you.


                             Insurance Requirements for R-O-W Permits


                            Right-of-Way Permit Worksheet

(Worksheet MAY be completed with as much information as possible.  This is the same worksheet/information the office staff will fill out/require from the applicant and/or contractor.)  PLEASE provide signature where applicable on the worksheet and come in to our office to electronically sign, as well.  All other information must be typed into the electronic Permit System by office staff. 

Minimum culvert requirements are 20 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter.

Culverts may be purchased for use in the Right-of-Way (with approved permit) from the Road Commission.  Call for pricing.  Delivery is at no charge upon payment via check or cash.  We do not accept credit cards.

No vertical headwalls allowed.

Plastic pipe may be used with the following provisions:

  • Corrugated plastic pipe for 12" to 36" only.  Must meet AASHTO Standard M-294.
  • Metal flared end sections required or plastic pipe must be connected to metal pipe.
  • Minimum 12" cover over pipe.
  • May be used for yard enclosures.  Catch basins are required every 100' or at lot line (varying depending on the road drainage).
  • In backfilling, no stones larger than 1 inch diameter shall be placed within 6 inches of pipe.

                     Ag Permit Sample Test Permit--Not for Official Use At This Time