The following application and permits may be obtained at the Knox County Engineers Office. Payment is only accepted in the form of cash or check. Please make checks payable to the Knox County Engineer.  

Access Permits:
An Management Program was initiated in January 2006, county wide, and its function is to classify roads, and by classification determine spacing and location of driveways, considering nearest existing driveways and intersections, and review physical obstructions such as horizontal and vertical features which might impair sight distance. The county Access Management Permit also include the driveway culvert approval.

The Board of County Commissioners is the owner of record for all county road right-of-way, and issue permits through the County Engineer’s office for any public or private utilities proposing to locate or relocate in the right-of-way. This includes individual house services, and larger (transmission) lines serving multiple customers.

The Board of Knox County Commissioners have in effect a Frost Law (O.R.C. 5577.07) provision by which the County Engineer posts all county roads for a period of time (January 1 through May 1) for loads to be reduced by 25% of legal limits. A permit must be obtained to carry a load not reduced by 25% of the legal limit on all county roads. Loads reduced by 25% of the legal limit do not need to obtain a posted road permit.

The County Engineer issues permits for overweight, over-width, and over-height vehicles on county roads. Generally, these are “one-trip” applications, and each is reviewed for bridge limitations or road conditions prior to approval.

Any of the above permits may be downloaded and printed.

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