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 Permit Office Contact Information

The District 12 Permits office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and handles permits in Cuyahoga, Gueaga and Lake counties only. Please contact the office at the information below before coming. The office is closed on all major state-recognized holidays.​  -  (216) 584-2195​ or (216) 581-2100

 Why do I need a permit?

Ohio Law says you must obtain a permit from the Ohio Department of Transportation to use or occupy any portion of a road or highway on the State Highway System. This is in the interest of public safety in addition to complying with the law. You must have a permit to construct a driveway on State Highway right of way to a business or residence from that highway; to discharge surface water by natural flow from roof drains and field tile into State owned drainage systems; or to enter the state right of way to tap existing utilities (gas, water, sewer, telephone, electric) for residence or place of business.

 Right-of-Way Permit Guidelines


 Other Useful Documents


 Oversize Load Applications


 Vegetation Maintenance Program


 Right-of-Way Applications


 Adopt-A-Highway Program