Permits Required for Activities Within the County Road Right-of-Way The Road Commission issues permits which are needed to put in a driveway, erect a sign, put in a pipeline or utility line, to move an oversized load and in general any other act which requires obstruction of or in the right-of-way. Crawford County enforces the same restrictions established on State highways; any load over 8 1/2 feet wide or over 65 feet long requires a permit. Load limits in Michigan depend on axle weight and on the tire size as well as how far apart the axles are. Trucker’s maps are available from MDOT that have charts giving the maximum loads per axle as well as the general Rules for the Movement of Oversize or Overweight vehicles and Loads for the CCRC. Annual “CAB” permits are available but are not valid during Spring Frost Laws.
Activities Not Permitted Within the County Road Right-of-Way
Placement of fences, retaining walls, sprinkler systems, landscaping rocks, boulders or berms, filling existing drainage ditches or dumping debris, planting trees/shrubs/bushes, installing light posts or other encroachments considered hazardous by the road commission
Permit Applications and Fees
Below are links to applications and information for the most common activities which require a permit. Applications can be downloaded from this site or are available through our office. Other permitted activieties inclide but are not limited to: banners, parades, block parties, private engineers, and surveyors, etc.
Note: Anyone found in violation of the permit policy will be required to pay double the normal permit fee to obtain the propper permits.