Permits for Activities Within the County Road Right of Way

In Accordance with Act 200 of 1969, any activity or use of county road right of way other than for highway travel purposes does require a permit from the Road Commission. A permit is required to build a new drive and/or reconstruct or pave an existing driveway.

Permitted activities are: Driveway construction, utility installation, seismographic exploration, etc.

Standard mailboxes are allowed without a permit in the road right of way.

Permit applications may be downloaded below or are available at the office.

Activities which are not normally permitted are: fences, retaining walls, sprinkler systems, landscaping rocks, boulders or berms, filling existing drainage ditches or dumping debris, planting trees, shrubs or bushes that have the potential of obscuring vision and signs, light posts or other encroachment considered hazardous by the Road Commission.

Your cooperation will help keep our roadways safe for vehicle traffic and reduce the future maintenance expense of our county road system.


Right-of-Way Use Permit


Transportation Permits

Transportation permit applications can be completed using our online-based permitting system via the web at  We will no longer process transportation related permits in person or via fax.

Any entity wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for Antrim County roads must use the Oxcart permitting software.  Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign-up link  Once registered, companies will then be able to reap the benefits of the following via Oxcart:

  • Access a simple to use online interface for requesting local permits.
  • Paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device.
  • Eliminate tedious paper processes, emailing and scanning.
  • Speed the process of permit approvals.
  • Feature an online, interactive mapping solution to assist in route selection.
  • Online permit approvals pushed to your email inbox.
  • Provide an easy, online payment system (Credit card only)

Please feel free to contact the Road Commission if you have any questions at 231-587-8521.