The Mercer County Engineer’s Office has permit applications. The office requires permits for all work done privately within a county road’s right-of-way. Permits or Permission are required for installation of a driveway; utility work consisting of road cuts, bore pits and trenching within the right-of-way; tapping into roadside drainage tiles; and hauling overweight items.
Permits are required to ensure work within roadside rights-of-way meet Mercer County standards. Prior to any work being done with the County right-of-way, contact must be made with the County Engineer’s Office. Applications can be obtained at the Mercer County Engineer’s Office.
For township road activities in the right-of-way, contact the applicable township trustee. See the Trustee & Zoning Inspector Pamphlet for details.
For State Route and US Route issues, contact the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) at (419) 586-4269.
What you will need for permit application:
Application will require approximately 15 minutes to fill out and will only be good for 30 days. Permits need to be applied for at least 3 days prior to construction. A 30-day window for construction can be set at time of application.