Right-of-Way Alteration Permits

 Includes permits for the following:

  • Earthen berms adjacent to the right-of-way
  • Detention basins adjacent to the right-of-way
  • Landscaping within the right-of-way
  • Drainage-ditch or field tile replacement
  • Sidewalks and bike paths improvements
  • Fences adjacent to the right-of-way
  • Noise abatement barriers or retaining walls
  • De-watering operations
  • Soil Bores or Pavement Cores                                                              
  • Other work within or adjacent to the County right-of-way

Application Fees, other Fees, and Fines

  • Right-of-Way Alteration* - $450
  • Renewal or Extension of Any Permit Type - $100


Review Cost - Permit types marked with an (*) asterisk may require additional pass-through consultant review and observation costs. Permit fees that include a base fee plus other costs must be discussed with the Permit Staff to determine the total fee.

Fees for Local Government Agencies – A permit is required for all work within the County right-of-way, including work performed or sponsored by a local government agency. Application fees will be waived for a permit for a local government agency when the work is to repair or update existing utilities or facilities or when the work is done under a local government agency contract. Application fees will be charged when the work is for the promotion of future development and for which the work is being performed by the developer and not under a local government agency contract. The waiver of the Application Fee will be at the discretion of the County Engineer.

Fines - In addition to the permit application fee, a fine will be assessed when work, event or activity within the County right-of-way requiring a permit has commenced without a permit. The amount of the fine will be as specified in Section 56.033 of the Will County Code of Ordinances.  Failure to pay a fine will bring about legal action and/or a draw against the associated letter of credit.

Applicants should use caution in interpreting the information herein above. The Applicant shall not assume that a permit is not required if there is no fee or if the fee is waived by the County Engineer. Any questions should be addressed to the Permit Section Staff.