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A permit is required to construct a driveway or install a culvert on county right-of-way, or for utility work.

Step 1:

Contact the Right-of-Way Inspector at the Greene County Highway Department for an appointment at (417) 831-3591.

For Driveway Permits:

Stake desired location. The Inspector will visit the proposed work site to examine placement and size of culvert if needed per county requirements. If location and work request is permissible, the Inspector will create a permit specifying the instructions for the job installation.


For Utility Permits:

Utility companies shall provide a current minimum $10,000 performance bond and certificate of liability listing the Greene County Highway Department as the certificate holder.

Step 2:

The Inspector will contact you to let you know when the permit is ready. Work shall not begin before permit is issued.

After you have been notified that your permit is ready, you will need to appear in person at the Greene County Highway Department office to pay and sign for the permit.

Fees: *

*Security deposit is refundable upon completion and acceptance of installation.

*Fees as of 04/01/21. Subject to change.

Step 3:

Payment Method:

Checks made payable to:

Greene County Highway Department

No Cash or Credit Cards accepted

*A separate check is required for the “security deposit.” This deposit is returned when the work is satisfactorily completed.

The permit is valid for 30 days from date of issuance.

You are required to contact the Inspector when work is complete for a final inspection.



Mailboxes constructed of brick or other non-breakaway material will not be allowed on any roads of collector or higher classification.

(Note) Farm Roads are classified as collector roads on the Greene County Thoroughfare Plan.

Circle Drives

Only one driveway per residential lot shall be permitted. “Circle Drives” with two or more driveway access points are prohibited.

Stamped/Tinted Drives

Stamped, tinted, paving block, and/or exposed aggregate concrete driveways and sidewalks are prohibited to be placed on the county right-of-way.