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Driveway Access Permit2 documents

  • County Road Driveway Access Application
    document Header County Road Driveway Access Application
  • State Road Driveway Access Application - Form DT 1504
    document Header State Road Driveway Access Application - Form DT 1504

Over Weight/Width Permit1 document

  • County Road Overweight Permit Application
    document Header County Road Overweight Permit Application

Utility Permits2 documents

  • County Road Utility Permit Application
    document Header County Road Utility Permit Application
  • State Road Utility Permit Application - Form DT 1553
    document Header State Road Utility Permit Application - Form DT 1553

Work in Right-Of-Way (ROW) Permit2 documents

  • County Road Work in ROW Application
    document Header County Road Work in ROW Application
  • State Road Work in ROW Application - Form DT 1812
    document Header State Road Work in ROW Application - Form DT 1812

Adopt A Highway (AAH) Program5 documents

  • County Brochure
    document Header County Brochure
  • County Road - Application
    document Header County Road - Application
  • State Clean Up Report Form
    document Header State Clean Up Report Form
  • State Road - Application
    document Header State Road - Application
  • State Safety Facts Brochure
    document Header State Safety Facts Brochure

White Arrow Board (WAB) Sign5 documents

  • County Road Qualified Sign Manufacturers
    document Header County Road Qualified Sign Manufacturers
  • County Road WAB Sign Application
    document Header County Road WAB Sign Application
  • State Road Qualified Sign Manufacturers
    document Header State Road Qualified Sign Manufacturers
  • State Road WAB Sign Application
    document Header State Road WAB Sign Application
  • State Road WAB Sign Instructions
    document Header State Road WAB Sign Instructions

Tourist Oriented Directional (TOD) Sign (State Road Only)5 documents

  • List of Qualified Sign Manufacturers
    document Header List of Qualified Sign Manufacturers
  • TOD Sign Application
    document Header TOD Sign Application
  • TOD Sign Brochure
    document Header TOD Sign Brochure
  • TOD Sign Specifications
    document Header TOD Sign Specifications
  • TODS Sign Instructions
    document Header TODS Sign Instructions

Driveway Access Permit
 - Vilas County requires a permit for any new driveway access within the highway right-of-way limits on all county trunk roads. If a culvert is needed, it will be at the owner's expense. 

Overweight Permit -
Vilas County requires a permit for vehicle travel on county trunk roads that can not meet the weight restrictions as posted.  Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and must be approved prior to travel.

Utility Permit - Vilas County requires a permit prior to the installation of utilities within the highway right-of-way limits of a county trunk road. The purpose of the Utility Accommodation Policy is to prescribe the policies and procedures that shall be met by any utility whose facility currently occupies, or will occupy in the future, any highway right-of-way or bridge over which the Department has jurisdiction. 

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ork in ROW Permit - Vilas County requires a permit for work performed within the highway right- of- way limits of a county trunk road. 

Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program
 -  In 1991 Vilas County implemented an Adopt-A-Hwy program for keeping State and County roadsides clean. This program is open to not only organizations but also individuals and families who are interested in adopting a section of road. The Highway Department will furnish the the necessary equipment provided by the State and County for their respective roads. Signs, vests, garbage bags, and safety signs while clean up is in session are provided. It is asked that an adopted section of a road be cleaned up a minimum of three times per year. The State and County application form is available for you to complete, however it is strongly recommended that you contact this office first to see which sections of roads are available.

 
White Arrow Board (WAB) signs -
Vilas County allows white arrow board directional signs within the highway right-of-way limits of a county trunk road with the issuance of a permit. The sign dimensions mirror the State's requirements to maintain consistancy throughout the County. The State of Wisconsin allows WAB signs within the highway right of way limits of state roads with restrictions noted in the State WAB Sign Policy

Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS) -
Tourist Oriented Directional signs are only allowed within the highway right of way limits of State roads.  The State provides a brochure and sign specifications for your convenience.  Questions regarding TOD signs must be directed to the program coordinator, Casey Amans at WisDOT Bureau of Traffic Operations, 3609 Pierstorff St., Madison, WI 53704 or you may email Casey at casey.amans@dot.wi.gov.

Permit Fee Schedule.  Note: Permit approval is required prior to any work being performed.

Applications may be faxed - 715-479-9162; emailed - vchwy@vilascountywi.gov or mailed to:
Vilas County Highway Department
P.O. Box 1568
Eagle River, WI 54521

Mailbox Installation Guide - No permit is required to install a mailbox however a recommended installation guide is available for your use. Also, we strongly encourage that you contact Diggers Hotline (811) before any installation begins.