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How do I add or widen an existing driveway or field entrance?
Fill out the Permit to Work in Right of Way form. Permit applications can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 641-394-5280, or dropped off at the Chickasaw County Engineer’s Office. Permits will not be processed and work cannot be started until a field inspection has been completed and approved by the Chickasaw County Drainage Foreman or County Engineer. Read our Chickasaw County Access Policy for Subdivision, Driveway and Field Access for more information.
How do I apply for dust control?
A Dust Control permit is required from residents applying any type of approved chemical suppressant to the road surface. Residents may apply an approved material themselves or have work done by an approved contractor. A list of approved contractors is available upon request from the Chickasaw County Engineer’s office. Read the Chickasaw County Dust Control Policy for more information.
How can I get notifications or information on road closures and construction projects?
- Significantly large projects that utilize State and/or Federal funding are shown on the Secondary Roads page under Road Construction & Closures with updated status through the ICEA Service Bureau website.
- Projects on State Highways are managed by the State on their website.
- You may register to receive notifications of road closure information on the ICEA Service Bureau website.
- Statewide information can be found on the Iowa DOT 511 website.
Does the county repair damaged mailboxes caused by snow removal?
Please view the Chickasaw County Mailbox Policy.
What are your hours of operation for winter snow removal?
Please view the Chickasaw County Snow Removal Policy for details.
What is Right-of-Way?
Right-of-Way is an area of land that is owned by the property owner, but local government possesses an easement in order to maintain the road for public usage. The amount of right-of-way varies from road to road, but typically extends 33 feet each direction of center of the roadway on granular surfaced roads and 50 feet each direction of center of paved roads. Landowners may not place, or cause to be placed, an obstruction within any county roadway right-of-way.
My E-911 marker needs to be replaced, who do I call?
Who do I call about installing a new septic system?