Right-of-Way / Driveway Permit

A Right-of-Way permit is needed anytime a private citizen or contractor performs work within the road right-of-way (typically 33 feet on each side from center of road) including driveways (new installation or resurfacing), tree trimming or utility work.


View the Right-of-Way permit (PDF)

Pay for Permit

The Road Department accepts credit card payments for permits. A permit is not valid until you receive the permit back with a signature and permit number.

Your credit card will automatically be charged a 3% processing fee (or minimum of $2.50) in addition to the cost of the permit.

View the Permit Fees (PDF).

Submit a payment online.

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submit your permit

You may return completed permits via fax 269-925-8098, email or mail to:

2860 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Travel permits should be submitted 24 hours before needed to ensure issuance.
Response on Right-of-Way Permits and Driveway Permits will be made in 2 business days.