Frequently Asked Questions
When do I have to get a driveway permit and how do I get it?
You have to have a driveway permit before you are issued a building permit. You also have to have a permit when changing an existing culvert. There is no charge for the permit. Call the Highway Department at (812) 358-2226 and give the address and your district man will size the pipe that needs to go in.
What is a road cut permit?
Anyone (a contractor or an individual) cutting across a county road must obtain a road cut permit. There is a charge of $50 and there are specific instructions on how the road is to be restored.
Is ditching off of a county right of way allowed?
Ditching off of a county right of way is not allowed unless special circumstances are called for. If circumstances warrant, then the county will get written permission from land owner.