ODOT District Ten - Right of Way Permits
The District 10 Permit Office covers Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Vinton and Washington counties.
There is no charge for a permit and they may be obtained from this website or from any ODOT county garage.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm, and the office is closed on all major state-recognized holidays.
|Oil & Gas Drives
||Jennifer Hasley (Permits/Utility Relocation)
||Shawn Flannery / Scott Sanders
||Mark Kirkhart / Jason Beaver
||Ron Neuhauser / Clarence Herring
||John Burdette / Keith Weber
||Jim Wells / Darren Hendershot
||Bert Tooms / Ryan Mayle
||Dave Lawrence / Dan Carpenter
||David Molihan / David Stiffler
General Information for all permits:
A valid permit from the Ohio Department of Transportation must be obtained before any construction takes place within the State right-of-way and proper traffic control is required at all times.
A permit is not required for work on utility facilities due to weather related causes or accidents. ODOT must be notified when this work is being performed.
All permit forms must be filled out completely. Incomplete forms, especially dimensions, will cause delays in processing your application.
Permit applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed to our District 10 Permit Department.
The following are general requirements associated with all permits. Specific requirements that supersede the general requirements will be described on the permit. If there is a conflict between the permit description and a general requirement, the permit description will always take precedence.
ODOT permits are valid only within the limits of state right-of-way as described on the issued permit. All work performed within corporation limits must be approved through the appropriate city, village, etc., as ODOT does not have jurisdiction within corporation limits. Permits for portions of work along county or township right-of-way must be obtained from the appropriate authorities.
When submitting permit and construction drawings, they shall include the following: Right-of-way limits, ODOT highway and width, offsets of proposed installation from centerline of roadway and edge of pavement and cross sections of roadway.
For bore locations also include: Length and type of proposed bore, depth under roadway, diameter and type of casing being utilized and the location of bore pits from the edge of pavement.
For aerial installations also include: Pole locations / offsets from the edge of pavement and the height of crossings from pavement surface.
All utilities shall be located as close to the right of way line as possible. There shall be no utilities located below ditch line and no equipment (poles, pedestals, valves, shut offs, hydrants, etc.) located within ditch line.
Permits cannot be issued to property owners for any utility service installation such as: sewer taps, water taps, service drops, etc. Applications for these installations must be submitted by the local governing utility company that services the requested area.
No work shall be permitted on legal holidays or during snow, rain, fog, darkness or other restrictive conditions of weather or visibility. Additionally, work is not to start any earlier than one (1) hour after sunrise and is to cease no later than one (1) hour before sunset. The pavement is to be kept clean at all times, any mud or debris tracked out onto the roadway must be removed immediately.
All ODOT employees and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are responsible for monitoring work being performed in the right-of-way. They reserve the right to close a project down if they observe any permit "non-compliance" issues. Work can only resume once these issues have been addressed to the department's satisfaction.
All work requiring persons or vehicles on the pavement or shoulders shall comply fully with the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Item 614 (Maintaining Traffic) in the Department of Transportation Construction and Materials Specifications Manual. Failure to comply with this requirement will be just cause for immediate suspension of a permit until such time that proper traffic control is in place.
It is the responsibility of the permittee to contact the ODOT Transportation Administrator or Transportation Manager 48 hours prior to starting any work and upon completion of work. Applicant must also contact OUPS prior to any excavation in state right-of-way.
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