Pay for Permit

The Road Department accepts credit card payments for permits. A permit is not valid until you receive the permit back with a signature and permit number.

Your credit card will automatically be charged a 3% processing fee (or minimum of $2.50) in addition to the cost of the permit.

View the Permit Fees (PDF).

Submit a payment online.

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RIGHT OF WAY PERMIT / driveway permit

A Right-of-Way permit is needed anytime a private citizen or contractor performs work within the road right-of-way (typically 33 feet on each side from center of road) including driveways (new installation or resurfacing), tree trimming or utility work.

View the Right-of-Way permit (PDF)


A Seasonal Weight Restrictions permit is required during Seasonal Weight Restrictions (aka "Frost Laws") for commercial vehicles during late winter and early spring. Notice will be given in the newspaper and on our main website page when Seasonal Weight Restrictions are in effect.

For more information see:

seasonal PERMITS

submit your permit

You may return completed permits via fax 269-925-8098, email or mail to:

2860 E Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Travel permits should be submitted 24 hours before needed to ensure issuance.
Response on Right-of-Way Permits and Driveway Permits will be made in 2 business days. 


View more information on Commercial Vehicles page.