The Highway Department's Permits Division consists of two Permit Technicians working under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Engineer. Permit applications are processed by a Permit Technician, reviewed by the Engineer and forwarded to the Superintendent of Highways for approval.
For more information or permit applications, contact Scott Wheatly, Permit Technician, at 845-638-5061 or Joseph Arena, Permit Technician, at 845-638-5036. Fees for permits, where applicable, must be remitted to the Superintendent of Highways before permits will be issued.
Permits Are Required For The Following Activities
- Installing ANY utilities or other excavations within a County Road Right-of-Way.
- Construction of or additions to Residential Structures with Frontage on County Highway even if there is no direct access to a County Highway.
- Constructing an approach or access connection, such as a driveway, street, or temporary entrance, to the County Road system.
- Construction on property adjacent to a County Road Right-of-Way, such as excavating for new structures, drainage, roof drain connection, landscaping projects, fences, driveway repairs, curbing, sidewalks and connections to catch basins.
- Moving overweight and oversized loads over County roads, Sub-division or other street connections.
- Special activities impacting County Roadways, such as road closings, parades, banners, etc.
- ANY other proposed work, not outlined above, to take place within or adjacent to the County Right-of-Way.
Documents below may be helpful to use as guidelines in filing your permit.