Permits & Policies
Permission for any new driveway, or widening of an existing driveway, that is located within the County’s right-of-way. This requires approval before any work is begun. No Fee.
Permission to transport an oversized/overweight load on county roads to destination. This will require approval before any transportation is permitted. We require at least one business day to process all permits.
Single Trip: $35
Round Trip: $70
Oversized Annual Permit: $50
Oversized/Overweight Annual Permit: $400
Any tile crossing and work done in the County’s right-of-way. This will require a signature from any adjoining landowner, and approval from the Tama County Engineer before any work is begun. No Fee.
All utilities that will be placed within the County’s right-of-way must have a permit. This will require approval from the Tama County Board of Supervisors and the Tama County Engineer before any work is begun. No Fee.
Permission to cut trees located within the County’s right-of-way. Permit must be acquired annually. This requires approval before any work is begun. No Fee.
Permission to excavate, fill, or make any physical changes within the right-of-way. This will require approval from the Tama County Engineer before any work is begun. No Fee.
Dust generated by the traffic on gravel roads is a common concern with rural living. The county does not apply dust control. If you would like to apply dust control in front of your home, you can contact one of the approved vendors for Tama County.
Approved Vendors in Tama County
- Jerico Services, Inc.
- Central Iowa Dust Control
- Victor Oil
Tama County has about 1,159 miles of roads under its jurisdiction as of January 1, 2006. 92 miles are dirt roads with no surfacing, 893 miles are surfaced with rock, 4 miles are bituminous, and 179 miles are paved. There are occasional requests from individuals to upgrade the surfacing on a road. The details can be reviewed in the Road Improvement Policy.
Each snow or ice storm has its own characteristics and must be dealt with accordingly. The details of the snow removal operations can be reviewed in the Snow Ordinance.