Permits & Policy

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Entrance Permit

Entrances into fields, homes, and businesses are the property owner's responsibility to build and maintain.  An entrance permit, however, is required prior to any construction.  Although there is no charge for the permit, the Road Superintendent must review the proposed entrance on-site to evaluate sight distances, review construction standards with applicant, and determine if a drainage structure is needed.  Here is a link to the Entrance Permit.

Utility Permit

A utility permit is required for utility work in Dallas County right-of-way.  Here is a link to the Utility Permit Form.

Snow Ordinance

Plow truck crews are dispatched to clear the paved roads whenever one inch of snow has accumulated or ice conditions are expected.  Motor graders are sent onto the granular roads if three inches of snow have accumulated.  These criteria are detailed in the Dallas County Snow Ordinance.

Dust Control

The most common complaint received by road departments is about dust generated by traffic on gravel roads.  The county does not apply dust control except where the road is established as a detour or haul road.  Residents should contact one of the approved contractors directly if you wish to have dust control applied:  2016 Dust Control Vendors List

Information on becoming an approved dust control vendor can be seen here:  Dust Control Policy

Guide to Rural Living

A Guide to Rural Living in Dallas County.

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