Permits Administered by Public Works

County Road Right of Way Permits

Right of Way Permits are required for the following:

  • Construction of roads, driveways, field access or other vehicular access to a County road.
  • Temporary driveway access onto a County Road, for activities such as construction or logging.
  • Installation of utilities or other permanent fixtures in the County road right of way.

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Road Closures

County road closures must be approved by the County Engineer &/or County Council, as follows:

  • A County Council Resolution is required if any of the following conditions apply: 
    • Emergency services will be disrupted requiring special accommodations, OR
    • Commercial or residential access will be prohibited, OR
    • Local access delays may exceed 30 minutes, OR
    • Special events over 8 hours
  • A Right of Way permit may be issued for all other road-closing activities.

Regulations

Applications & Fees

  • Requests may be made in writing, addressed to San Juan County Engineer, and submitted by email or letter. 
  • Application fee is $100.

Utility Franchises

Franchise Agreements are required for utility providers or agencies with 500 feet or greater of utility installations in the County Road Right of Way.

Regulations

Applications & Fees

Oversized Vehicle / Moving Permits

Oversized Vehicle/Moving Permits are required for travel on a County road, for loads exceeding any of these dimensions:  Width 8.5 feet, Length 14 feet, Height 40 feet.

Regulations

Applications & Fees

Marine Facility Parking & Moorage Permits

Permits for Restricted Parking Zones & Moorage are available for the following Public Marine Facilities:

  • Roche Harbor Public Dock
  • Hunter Bay Public Dock & Boat Ramp

Regulations

Applications & Fees

North Bay Barge Landing (Jackson’s Beach, San Juan Island)

Barge landings at the North Bay Marine Facility are restricted to three a year and require written approval by the County Engineer.

Rules & Regulations

Applications & Fees