Permits

Access Permit


An application for a permit to access and construct any driveway, or to improve or modify an existing driveway, on a Winnebago County-maintained roadway shall be submitted to the County Highway Department. A permit is required from the County prior to starting installation of the proposed driveway on any County-maintained highway. 

Application for Highway Access Permit

Please contact the permit technician at (815) 319-4000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions regarding the access application or approval process. 

Oversize/Overweight Permit


 

Winnebago County provides oversize/overweight permits for all agencies in Winnebago County excluding the Village of Durand and the State of Illinois. This one stop shop for permitting is called Centralized Agencies Permitting System or CAPS. 

Forms and Documents

Utility Permit


Procedure to obtain a permit for the placement of a utility facility along highways under the jurisdiction of Winnebago County:

 (To view documents click on the blue text) 

  1. Refer to the list of County Highway road segments to determine the jurisdiction of the proposed work location. If the work location is along a Winnebago County Highway, go to step 2.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3.  Refer to the fee chart and determine the amount of permit fee.
  4. Submit the application form (prescribed form) to the Winnebago County Highway Department with;

              1. The application fee ($ 500.00) and

              2. The application consisting of location plans, description of proposed work, engineering plans, traffic control and protections plans.

  1. A department representative will check the applicable fee amount and/or any other deficiency in the application. Once the application form has been reviewed, the form will be returned either “Acceptable” or “Needs Revision.”   
  2. The permittee will then either:

              (a) If “Acceptable,” pay remaining fee amount i.e. the sum of “Highway Permit Fee” and “Traffic Control Fee.”

              (b) If “Needs Revision,” modify the application as requested and resubmit the form to the Highway Department.

  7. The Highway Department will issue a permit.

Please make check payable to Winnebago County Treasurer.

Submittable by mail, email or walk-in.

Ordinance Code Utilities-Facilities, Right-Of-Way County Highway

Please send your application to the Highway Department Representatives. If you have any questions contact us.

Contacts: Prafull Soni Phone (815) 319-4028 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                  Joe Ponder Phone (815) 319-4024 Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.