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Access / Driveway Permit

An Access/Driveway Permit is required whenever there is a request for change in access to or from a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) right-of-way or a change in use of the property.

Agency contact information:

Transportation (MnDOT), Minnesota Department of
395 John Ireland Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899
(800) 657-3774 | (800) 627-3529
Utility Agreements and Permits Unit
395 John Ireland Blvd., Mail Stop 678, St. Paul, MN 55155-1899 | (651) 366-4668


Minnesota Department of Transportation

Utility Agreements and Utility Permits

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) provides a balanced transportation system. Responsible areas include aeronautics, highways, motor carriers, ports, public transit, railroads and pipelines.


Minn. Stats. 505


Minnesota Rules 8810.0050


Application for Access/Driveway Permit Form 1721

The application is available on the MN Dept. of Transportation (MnDOT) website, Utility Agreements & Permits section at Permit information and Forms.


Required whenever there is a request for change in access to or from Mn/DOT R/W or a change in use of the property.

-Legal description of the property (see property or tax statement)

-Plans or drawings of the location.
-For private, single-family dwelling or field access, include three (3) drawings showing the proposed location in relation to property lines and proposed buildings. Show all dimensions and if possible, draw to scale.

-For commercial, industrial or multiple dwelling access, include three copies of the site/plot plan and grading and drainage plan. Show all dimensions, drawn to scale.

-Show MnDOT right of way with any access control.

Following approval and deposit the applicant will receive instructions as to how the access must be constructed.
Following construction the Permit Section must be notified for final inspection.


Following Access Permit approval, applicant will be notified of the amount of deposit, if any, required (cashier check, money order, surety bond only) The amount of the deposit depends on the potential damage that could occur.

If the construction of the access is satisfactory, the deposit will be returned to the applicant.

The owner will construct the access at his/her own expense.

Period of Issuance:

One year.

Length of Determination Process:

30 days - but may vary due to complexity of the project.

Other Pertinent Information:

Review will determine if turn lanes and/or bypass lanes are necessary.