What is an approach permit?
An approach permit is a permit that allows a property owner to access the County road.
Who can apply for an approach permit?
The legal owner of the property or the authorized representation.
What is the process?
permit process is initialized by applying for an approach permit. Once
completed and returned, with the appropriate fee the property owner will
be asked to flag the approach location at the point where it connects
to the County Road so that it may be identified for inspection. The
inspector will determine if the location has adequate visibility,
whether it needs a culvert or not for drainage, etc. Once approved the
inspection report will be sent to the property owner. Once the property
owner has received the inspection report they can proceed with the
installation of the approach. They are then to notify the County when it
is completed. At that time a final inspection will be done and if
approved, the approved approach permit will be sent to the applicant.
Who decides if an approach permit is to be issued?
An approach permit is issued by the County Engineer.
How long does it take to process an approach permit?
The process can take 1 to 3 weeks.
How much does it cost?
Permits cost between $50.00 and $200.00 depending on approach type.
Checks should be deposited at the Administrative office.
How can I get an application?
click on the link below, print it out, and mail it back to our office
with a check made payable to Stevens County for the appropriate amount.
It is very important to note that only originals will be allowed due to
need to have original signature. (faxed applications are not allowed)
Approach Permit Application
Application’s may be obtained from the Public Works Administration
Office. You may request to have one sent to you through the mail by
calling (509) 684-4548 or click on the Approach Permit Application link.