PERMITS, FEES, AND GUIDELINES
The length of time necessary for the permit processing and inspection varies and is dependent upon the workload of this department at the time your application is received. It is suggested that you allow at least 7-10 business days for this process.
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.
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 mailed, faxed, emailed, or dropped off at the Van Buren County Road Commission with the appropriate fees and certificate of insurance.
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.