Permits

Introduction

The Saginaw County Road Commission has adopted several policies to help protect and maintain our county road system. Policies were developed to ensure public safety, facilitate smooth traffic flow and protect our communities’ most precious resource, the environment. Please help us maintain our road system by following our adopted policies and obtain the proper permit for work performed in the road right of way. Permits with an * have a detailed policy description in the “Policies/Procedures” section of this web site. Please review the policy before obtaining the permit.

Select one of the following categories to obtain the appropriate permit needed to construct, operate, maintain, use and/or remove anything in the road right-of-way.

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Address Issuance – $60.00

This fee must be paid at the time the addressing application is submitted.

First Split Lot – $75.00

Each Additional Split Lot – $25.00

This fee must be paid at the time a land division application is submitted. The entire cost for all proposed splits must be paid prior to the Saginaw County Road Commission taking any action toward approval or disapproval.

Inspection fee for street construction – 2.00%

This fee must be paid prior to acceptance of road right of way by the Saginaw County Road Commission. (Percent of road construction costs.)

Plat Reviews – $500.00

This fee must be paid prior to the Preliminary Plat review by the Saginaw County Road Commission.

Site Condo, & Metes and Bounds Development Reviews – $500.00

This fee must be paid prior to the Saginaw County Road Commission beginning any review process.

Street Signs – $310.00

All Street signs must be installed by the Saginaw County Road Commission. This fee includes 2 street signs and 1 post. Must be paid at the time road construction is completed.

Commercial Development – $500.00

This fee must be paid prior to review by the Saginaw County Road Commission.

Commercial Drive 1st Approach – $200.00

Commercial Drive Each Additional – $200.00

Fee applies to the construction of new and/or reconstruction of existing commercial drives and must be paid in advance. Reconstructed drives must meet current SCRC standards.

Residential, Farm & Temporary Construction Drives (Each) – $50.00

Fee applies to the construction of new and/or reconstruction of existing non-commercial drives and must be paid in advance. Reconstructed drives must meet current SCRC standards.

Banners (Each) – $40.00

Applications must be accompanied by written & signed authorization of the local governing body having jurisdiction over said location. Applicant must also have $1,000,000.00 liability insurance.

Parades (Each) – $40.00

Applications must be accompanied by written & signed authorization of the local governing body having jurisdiction over said location. Applicant must also have $1,000,000.00 liability insurance.

Road Closure (Each) – $40.00

Applications must be accompanied by written & signed authorization of the local governing body having jurisdiction over said location. In addition applications can only be approved by the Board of County Road Commissioners for Saginaw County at one of their regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings. Deadline for submission of application is the Thursday prior to said meetings.

Road Crossing Bore (Each) – $150.00

Applies to bore operations beneath paved roads under the jurisdiction of the Saginaw County Road Commission.

Road Crossing Open Cut (Each) – $250.00

Contractor is required to hire an engineering firm to perform density testing or backfill materials to ensure compaction. In addition, if the County Engineer determines that an SCRC inspector is also necessary to oversee the open-cut operation, the contractor must pay $50.00 per hour for this inspection. Minimum charge is for two hours ($100.00) which is non-refundable.

Ditch Closure (Per Parcel) – $100.00

Will only be approved if property owner can maintain a swale ditch which is at least 18 inches below the edge of the shoulder. Acceptable tile materials are: CMP, Concrete or DWPE (dual wall polyethylene plastic pipe). DWPE can only be used when there is at least 2 1/2 feet of cover over the pipe.

Storm Sewer Tap (Each) – $200.00

When performed by persons other than local townships or persons under contract with local townships.

Water Service Connections (Each) – $200.00

When performed by persons other than local townships or persons under contract with local townships.

Bike Path Application and Review (Per Project) – $200.00

This fee includes the cost of the right of way permit, if approved, for all sidewalk & bike path projects placed in the right of way. (This fee is non-refundable.)

Right of Way (Per Parcel) – $50.00

Landscaping and miscellaneous work within the road right of way.

 

Permits obtained after work performed – 3 times original cost

Failure to obtain a permit prior to work being performed may result in this fee being applied and may also result in denial of future permitted activities.

Transportation Permits
Transportation Permit Process:

Starting January 1st, 2018 the Saginaw County Road Commission will be changing the way we process our transportation permits (Single move; Single move-mobile home move; CAB Card Construction; CAB Card Special (Mobile Crane); CAB Card mobile home; Super Move; Seasonal Agriculture Permit; and Seasonal Public Utility permit applications.)

We will be using an online-based permitting system via the web at www.oxcartpermits.com. We will no longer process transportation related permits in person or via fax. Any entity wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for Saginaw 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 www.oxcartpermits.com/user/login. 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 – see below)

Processing and Credit Card Fees:

In addition to the Saginaw County Road Commission permitting fee, Oxcart will require a nominal processing fee for each transportation permit. Oxcart will also assess a credit card fee for each permit processed. Please feel free to contact the Road Commission if you have any questions at 989-399-3750.

Utility Yearly Blanket Permit (Annual – Yearly) – $250.00

Applies to the maintenance and repair of existing facilities, as well as any necessary tree trimming. Utility company is required to submit an advance notice of permitted activity form to the Saginaw County Road Commission prior to performing any work under this permit.

Advance Notice of Permitted Activity – Free

The advance notice of permitted activity is free to utility companies that have a yearly blanket permit.

Utility Construction Permit (Per Project) – $200.00

Applies to the installation of all new utilities within the road right of way including: water mains, sanitary sewer mains, storm water drainage systems, cable T.V., electric, gas and telecommunications.

Utility New Service Connection (Per Project) – $125.00

Applies to the installation of new service connections to existing utilities when located within the road right of way.

 

Utility Truck Seasonal Permit – (Per Truck) – See Moving Permit Section Above

Utility Truck Request to Travel during Seasonal Restrictions (Per Move) – See Moving Permit Section Above

Soil Borings and Monitoring Wells – $75.00

Seismographic Permits (Per Job) – $500.00

Abandonment Petition* (Plus any Non-Typical Legal Fees) – $500.00

Saginaw County Road Maps (Each) – $2.00

Petition, all other cases – $500.00

Used for items such as street name changes, as well as, others not listed.