• General Information:

    Access permits are necessary when constructing a new public road intersection, modifying an existing roadway intersection or constructing a new or modified commercial, industrial or institutional driveway on a County Trunk Highway.  The purpose is to promote the orderly and safe movement of vehicles on the Public Works network with minimum interference to through highway traffic, and to control the use of drainage structures, which may be necessary to preserve the physical structure of the highway. The standards for permitting access are contained in the Waukesha County Code, Chapter 15 – Roads and Bridges, available online and in the office of the Waukesha County Clerk.

  • **Please submit all application forms and supporting documents to Jason Mayer at jmayer@waukeshacounty.gov.

    To submit permits forms electronically, please follow the instructions below:
         - Click on application link below.
         - Save application to your computer or device.
         - Fill out form with accurate information.
         - Save filled form.
         - Email saved form as attachment to the email listed above.

  • CULVERT REPLACEMENT APPLICATION
    CULVERT REPLACEMENT APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Owner to Install Culvert:           $0      $130
     County to Install Culvert
     (culvert supplied by owner):
               $0      $575
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed application form.
    • Payment of appropriate permit fees.
    DRIVEWAY ACCESS APPLICATION (COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL or INSTITUTIONAL)
    COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL or INSTITUTIONAL DRIVEWAY ACCESS APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application FeePermit Fee 
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision
     (type A, B, C or D entrance) (per driveway):
              $450       $750
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision (>50,000 SQ FT)
     or Subdivision (>100 UNITS)
     (type A, B, C or D entrance) (per driveway):
              $450      $750
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision Roadway Construction Needed
     (per driveway):
              $450      $3200 
    Permit Requirements:
    • Prior to any action by the Department, a completed Application & Application Fee must be submitted.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Drainage plan of the development to include:
      • Grading plan.
      • Map showing pre/post construction drainage basin areas.
      • Pond calculations.
      • Storm sewer & culvert pipe calculations for pipes within the County Highway right of way.
      • Roadway cross-sections where grading and drainage work is proposed within the County Highway right of way, but outside required intersection improvements.
      • Storm water management report to include summary of the impact to existing County Highway roadside ditches, culverts or storm sewer systems.
    • Grading plan of development area.
    • Erosion control plan of development area.
    • Pavement marking plan of intersection improvement areas where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Intersection plans (proposed intersection with County Trunk Highway) where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Reconstruction plans for County Highways (when required) where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Cross-sections within the work limits.

      ***For developments greater than 50,000 SQ FT floor area or 100 residential lots or units, a Traffic Impact Analysis is required.  The Traffic Impact Analysis will determine the type of intersection to be constructed by the development.
    DRIVEWAY ACCESS APPLICATION (PRIVATE)
    PRIVATE DRIVEWAY ACCESS APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Single Family or Farm
     Without Culvert Installation (per driveway):
                $0       $490
     Single Family or Farm 
     With Culvert Installation 
     (culvert supplied by owner) (per driveway):
                $0      $1065
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed Department Application.
    • Plat of Survey, Certified Survey Map or Subdivision Plat showing location of driveway.
    • Driveway location (center of driveway) staked in the field for sight distance determination and culvert sizing.
    • Payment is not required at the time of application.  Payment shall be made prior to issuance of permit.
      Permit fee based on need/no need of culvert and if owner desires Waukesha County Department of Public Works to install the owner furnished culvert.
    MISCELLANEOUS WORK WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
    MISCELLANEOUS WORK WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application FeePermit Fee 
     Miscellaneous Work
     Within Highway Right of Way
                 $0       $130
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed Department Application.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    PUBLIC ROAD ACCESS APPLICATION
    PUBLIC ROAD ACCESS APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application FeePermit Fee
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision
     (type A, B, C or D entrance) (per driveway):
              $450     $750
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision (>50,000 SQ FT)
     or Subdivision (>100 UNITS)
     (type A, B, C or D entrance) (per driveway):
              $450     $750
     Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Subdivision Roadway Construction Needed
     (per driveway):
              $450    $3200
    Permit Requirements:
    • Prior to any action by the Department, a completed Application & Application Fee must be submitted.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Drainage plan of the development to include:
      • Grading plan.
      • Map showing pre/post construction drainage basin areas.
      • Pond calculations.
      • Storm sewer & culvert pipe calculations for pipes within the County Highway right of way.
      • Roadway cross-sections where grading and drainage work is proposed within the County Highway right of way, but outside required intersection improvements.
      • Storm water management report to include summary of the impact to existing County Highway roadside ditches, culverts or storm sewer systems.
    • Grading plan of development area.
    • Erosion control plan of development area.
    • Pavement marking plan of intersection improvement areas where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Intersection plans (proposed intersection with County Trunk Highway) where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Reconstruction plans for County Highways (when required) where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Cross-sections within the work limits.

      ***For developments greater than 50,000 SQ FT floor area or 100 residential lots or units, a Traffic Impact Analysis is required.  The Traffic Impact Analysis will determine the type of intersection to be constructed by the development.
    RETAINING WALL/SIDEWALK/PATH WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
    RETAINING WALL/SIDEWALK/PATH WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Retaining Wall/Sidewalk/Path Within
     Highway Right of Way:
               $0      $130

    Permit Requirements:
    • Prior to any action by the Department, a completed Application & Application Fee must be submitted.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Grading plan.
    • Storm sewer & culvert pipe calculations for pipes within the County Highway right of way
    • Path or wall cross-section within the County Highway right of way.
    • Storm water management report to include summary of the impact to existing County Highway roadside ditches, culverts or storm sewer systems.
    • Erosion control plan of development area.
    • Pavement marking plan of intersection improvement areas where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    • Intersection plans (proposed intersection with County Trunk Highway) where 1" = 50' (minimum).
    REVOCABLE OCCUPANCY WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
    REVOCABLE OCCUPANCY WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Revocable Occupancy
     Within Highway Right of Way
              $0       $375
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed Department Application.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Plat of Survey or Certified Survey Map with sketch showing type of work, hand drawing of property showing type of work or written narrative describing type of work.

    SIGN INSTALLATION WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
    SIGN INSTALLATION WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Sign Installation Within
     Highway Right of Way
     (County Installs Owner Supplied Sign):
               $0       $150
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed Department Application.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Map with sketch showing type of work, hand drawing of property showing type of work or written narrative describing type of work.
    TEMPORARY/CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAY WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION
    TEMPORARY/CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAY WITHIN HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Temporary/Construction Driveway
     Within Highway Right of Way:
              $0       $180
    Permit Requirements:
    • Completed Department Application.
    • Payment of Permit Fee.
    • Plan or map with sketch showing type of work, hand drawing of property showing type of work or written narrative describing type of work.
    TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS
    TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS
    • For developments greater than 50,000 SQ FT floor area or 100 residential lots or units, a Traffic Impact Analysis is required.  The Traffic Impact Analysis will determine the type of intersection to be constructed by the development.

        Application Fee Permit Fee
       Traffic Impact Analysis:         $990       $0
    TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION
    TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION
      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Traffic Signal Installation (per signal):           $0    $1,550


    RE-APPLICATION FEE FOR ACCESS PERMITS
    RE-APPLICATION FEE FOR ACCESS PERMITS

      Application Fee Permit Fee
     Re-Application Fee for Access Permits:           $90        --