If you are planning to do any work on or along a County road, you must first obtain a permit from the Putnam County Department of Highways and Facilities.

To obtain a permit, you must provide the Department with the following Items:

  1. two completed copies of the “Application for Permit to Do Work on and Within a County Road Area”, both signed by the person or entity that will provide the security money. The signatures must be notarized.
  2. a map or plan(s) of the project, if applicable
  3. permit fee (cash, money order, or check. Checks must be certified or bank check, made payable to the “Commissioner of Finance, Putnam County”. No personal checks.)
  4. certificate of insurance from the person or
    entity actually performing the work
  5. security (cash, bond, money order, or check. Checks must be certified or bank check, made payable to the “Commissioner of Finance, Putnam County”. No personal checks.) This will be returned upon satisfactory completion of the work

Upon receipt of Items 1 through 4, the application will be reviewed by our Engineering staff. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. The length of the review process is dependent on the work load of the Engineering staff, so please plan your work schedule accordingly.

Upon completion of the review (which includes at least one site inspection), and if Items 1 through 4 are satisfactory, the amount of the security (Item 5) will be determined by the Engineering staff based on the amount and scope of the work planned. If any of Items 1 through 4 are not satisfactory, the applicant will be notified of the corrections or changes that must be made.

When all five Items have been received and are satisfactory, the applicant will receive one of the original applications, signed by the Commissioner of Highways & Facilities, which serves as the Permit. No work can begin until the applicant receives the signed application.

For the application and more information pertaining to
Road Openings for Subdivisions Click Here

For the application and more information pertaining to
Road Openings for Residential Driveways Click Here