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Excavation Permits

Any excavation within county right-of-way cannot take place unless an excavation permit has been granted by the Engineer's Office, as authorized by the Ohio Rev. Code sections 5547.03 and 5547.04.

For excavation within township road right-of-way, please contact the respective township.  For excavations within state or U.S. route right-of-way, contact the Ohio Department of Transportation.

 

An Excavation Permit...

  • Is needed when excavation is to be performed within the county right-of-way.
  • Is typically needed when doing utility installation or reconstruction of an existing driveway.
  • There is no fee for an excavation permit.

 

How To Obtain An Excavation Permit:

In Person:
Highway Permits can be applied for in person at the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio.

Download:
Excavation Permits can be applied for by printing and completing the Excavation Permit Form (PDF, 114KB) and mailing or delivering the Form to the Erie County Engineer's Office located at 2700 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Ohio. Unfortunately, electronic submissions are not accepted. All permits must be submitted to the Engineers Office with an original signature.