Kent County Road Commission Permits

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A permit is required from KCRC for any and all work performed in the County road right-of-way. This includes residential and commercial driveways, sidewalks and non-motorized pathways, landscaping, utilities and oversized overweight trucking. In addition, KCRC is the designated Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Enforcing Agency for Kent County and the cities of East Grand Rapids, Grandville and Wyoming. An SESC permit is required for any activity within 500 feet of a lake or stream.

Completed applications may be emailed to permits@kentcountyroads.net; faxed to 616-336-4397; or delivered the Permit Department, 1500 Scribner Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49301. When applicable, a credit card payment may be taken by phone at 616-242-6920, or a check payment may be mailed to Kent County Road Commission, Permit Department, 1500 Scribner Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49301.

Street Abandonment

Please direct inquiries regarding street abandonment to the Right-of-Way Department: 616-242-6966

Soil Erosion Commercial

For a commercial project involving an earth change that is located within 500 feet of a lake or stream or disturbs one or more acres of land.

Soil Erosion Residential

For a residential project involving an earth change that is located within 500 feet of a lake or stream or disturbs one or more acres of land.

Adopt-A-Road

Required for those wishing to volunteer to keep a specific stretch of road litter-free.

Private Street - Sign Request

To request the production of a street sign for a private street, please call the Permit Department at 616-242-6920.

Ditch Enclosure Information

Ditch enclosures within the public right of way may be permitted in front of residences property frontage provided the following criteria is met

Commercial Driveway/Private Street Approach

Required for those seeking a commercial entrance/private street approach on a County road.

Residential Driveway

Required for those seeking a residential entrance on a County road.

Utility or Sidewalk Work

Required for Utility or Sidewalk work conducted within KCRC Right-of-Way

General Right-of-Way Work

For those wishing to conduct work within KCRC Right-of-Way, aside from driveway work (i.e. tree removal)

General Information

Please review general information regarding permit regulations, specifications, fees and conditions.

Seasonal Public Utility Non-Emergency Exemption

For Public Utility drivers seeking a non-emergency exemption on a given route during the enforcement of seasonal weight and speed restrictions.

Seasonal Agricultural Exemption - Single Move

For those seeking exemption for a single agricultural move along a specified route during the enforcement of seasonal weight and speed restrictions.

Springtime Bonding

For drivers seeking authorization for the movement of legal loads during the enforcement of seasonal weight and speed restrictions.

Extended Transportation

An annual permit to transport overweight/oversize/maximum axle load vehicles

Single Move

Required for one-time movement of oversize/overweight vehicles or loads.

General Information: Oversize/Overweight Vehicles

General Information: Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions

These documents answer the questions, “What are seasonal restrictions, and how are they enforced?” The KCRC Weight & Speed Restriction hotline is 616-336-2019.