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* News Release *
Thursday, August 16, 2001
For Immediate Release


Butler County Engineer Gregory J. Wilkens announces that all BCEO permit application forms are now available online. "For the public's convenience, these permit forms are available for download to anyone's PC," according to Wilkens. "This eliminates the need to make a special trip to our Office. Citizens can click on the permit application they need, print it out, complete the form, and mail it back to our Safety and Utilities Manager."

The County Engineer's Office requires permits for all work performed within a road's public right-of-way in order to maintain the integrity of the roadway system. Special Hauling Permits are also required for overweight vehicles.

The following permit application forms can be found on the Engineer's web site at www.bceo.org/permitforms.html:

    • Driveway Permit
    • Right-of Way Permit
    • Utility Permit
    • Special Hauling Permit

About Permits

The Butler County Engineer's Office issues permits for the County road network and all 13 townships, since the County Engineer functions as the engineer for the townships. Permits are allocated for residential and commercial purposes. There is no charge to obtain a permit.

Driveway Permits provide private access to the public road system. These permits also ensure that driveway pipes are installed per County standards.

Right-of-Way Permits are most often issued for piped frontages -- areas where property owners elect to install pipe in ditch lines to make them more attractive, easier to mow, and less hazardous. These permits help protect the county drainage system and ensure that appropriate sized pipes are installed.

Utility Permits ensure that all utilities, such as phone, water, electric, gas, and cable, are installed in the proper areas of the public right-of-way. Safe construction and correct installation are required per standards directed by the County Engineer.

Special Hauling Permits give the County the opportunity to review overweight and oversized loads moving through Butler County. This ensures safe equipment and proper routing along the most appropriate roads in an effort to minimize potential damage to the roadway system.

All applications are reviewed and permits are issued provided the proposed work meets all County standards.

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For more information contact:

Chris Petrocy, Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S., Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 • Fax 513.867.5849

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