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Entrance Permits
An entrance permit is required for any new entrance or extension installed on roads maintained by the County. There is no charge for this permit. The Secondary Road Department will do an on-site evaluation of the proposed entrance to evaluate sight distance and determine the size of drainage structure, if necessary.  If you would like to have Boone County review a location for a new entrance or extension, visit our new Entrance Permitting System.  With this system,  an applicant will be able to create a permit and pay for a County built entrance/extension on-line.  A link for detailed instructions on how to get started can be found below. 

Please be sure to read all directions. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO GET STARTED

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WE WILL NO LONGER BE EXCEPTING ENTRANCE OR EXTENSION PERMITS VIA EMAIL OR FAX


Overweight / Oversize Permits
Boone County has initiated a new on-line Oversize/Overweight Permitting System.  With this system, the entire OSOW permitting process will only be available on-line.  The applicant will be able to create the permit, pay for the permit and print the permit at their convenience.  A link for detailed instructions on how to get started can be found below.   Please be sure to read all directions Also below is a link to show what the permit will now look like.

NSTRUCTIONS TO GET STARTED

THE NEW LOOK FOR THE BOONE COUNTY OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT PERMIT

GET STARTED NOW!

WE WILL NO LONGER BE EXCEPTING OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT PERMITS VIA EMAIL OR FAX AND WOULD APPRECIATE A 48 HR ADVANCE NOTICE FOR ALL PERMITS. 

  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 515.433.0530 or boonecountyengr@boonecounty.iowa.gov. 

Utility / Work in the Right-of-way Permit
Boone County issues this permit for activities in the Right of Way.  In addition to filling out the Utility Permit, a sketch or aerial photo with the work to be done shown must be attached.  We also need to have a certificate of insurance.  If you do work in the county, we only need one certificate of insurance per year.

Dust Control
Dust generated by the traffic on gravel roads is a common concern with rural living. The county does not apply dust control, except where the road is established as a detour or haul route. If you would like to apply dust control in front of your home, you can contact one of the vendors on our List of Approved Vendors.

Information on becoming an approved vendor and the county’s obligations to the property owners are described in the Dust Control Policy.

Snow Ordinance
Each snow or ice storm has its own characteristics and must be dealt with accordingly.
Hard surfaced roads have trucks assigned to remove the snow and are the first to be opened following a snowstorm.  Curves, hills, bridges, and intersections will be treated with a sand salt mixture for icy conditions. Granular surfaced roads are not treated for ice.  Boone County uses motor graders to remove the snow on the gravel roads. The details of the snow removal operations can be reviewed in the County Snow Ordinance.

Guide to Rural Living
Click on the Link to see the Guide to Rural Living Brochure in Boone County.

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