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Detailed Information for : Highway, Right-of-Way, Permit to Work
A driveway permit is required for any abutting property owner that qualifies for a direct access from their property to a state highway. Persons, companies, counties and municipalities needing to do work within limits of state highway right-of-way must have prior permit approval.  
License Type:
Varies due to type of work approved  
The proposed work shall conform with all applicable state and federal policies and laws and be consistent with the safety and convenience of the highway users at all times. The installation may be accommodated as long as there is no significant detriment to the pavement or right-of-way, and it will not significantly increase the future operational costs of the highway.  
Required Documentation:
Detailed sketches and drawings.  
Application Form(s):
DT1812 - Application/Permit To Work on Highway Right of Way Submit application to appropriate transportation district office. District reviews and field inspects proposed work site.  
Wisconsin Statutes:
Miscellaneous Highway Provisions (S. 86.07 and 86.16(2))  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
No administrative rule(s) or code(s) apply.  
Contact Information
Transportation Infrastructure Development, Bureau of Highway Operations
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  
Mail Address:
PO Box 7986, Madison, WI 53707-7986  
Street Address:
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 501, Madison, WI 53707  
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.