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Permits

(1) Chemung County Highway Permit:

This permit is designed to obtain permission from the Department of Public Works for any work in the County Right of Way.  This includes, but is not limited to, sewers, public and private utilities, pipes, driveway entrances, trailblazing or other private signs, and culverts.  In the event of privately owned infrastructure, the permittee may also be required to obtain an easement or license agreement from Chemung County (prior to beginning work.)  Any privately owned signs in County R-O-W must meet the standards outlined in the Federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and any current New York State MUTCD supplement; each sign requires an approved permit prior to installation.

Insurance requirements: The applicant agrees in the acceptance of this permit to assume all responsibility and liability for damages to persons and/or property that may accrue during such work in the County R-O-W through the negligence of himself, his agents or employees, or from any other cause, and to have the County of Chemung harmless there from.  For contractors, an insurance policy naming Chemung County (203 Lake Street, PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902) and its employees as additional insured must be provided in the amount of $1,000,000 per incident, $2,000,000 aggregate.

Permit Cost: None

Note: Standard County DPW Policy does not allow open-cutting of County Roads.

Download PDF- Chemung County Highway Permit 

(2) Chemung County Special Hauling Permit:

NOTE:  The County Executive has formed an advisory commission to look at permitting and hauling issues on all County and Local roads throughout Chemung County.  The permit format is likely to change over the coming months.

This permit is designed to obtain permission from the Department of Public Works for any oversize hauling on Chemung County Roads, including travel over bridges on Town roads.  A bond may also be required to protect against damages to County R-O-W.

Insurance requirements: The applicant agrees in the acceptance of this permit to assume all responsibility and liability for damages to persons and/or property that may accrue during such movements through the negligence of himself, his agents or employees, or from any other cause, and to have the County of Chemung harmless there from.  An insurance policy naming Chemung County (203 Lake Street, PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902) and its employees as additional insured must be provided in the amount of $1,000,000 per incident, $2,000,000 aggregate.

Permit Cost: Permit cost varies, and will be determined prior to final approval and issuance of permit.

Other Requirements:  County DPW Policy requires NYSDOT Hauling Permits to be in place prior to applying for a County Special Hauling Permit.

Download PDF - Chemung County Special Hauling Permit

Download PDF - Chemung County Urban Truck Routes Map 

Download PDF - Stabilized Construction Entrance

Download PDF - Construction Road Stablization

(3) Chemung County DPW Temporary Highway Use Permit (Special Events)

This permit provides for the use of County Routes and R-O-W for special events such as walk-a-thons and races.  A Comprehensive General Liability policy, naming the County of Chemung (203 Lake Street, PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902) as an “Additional Insured” is required. This policy and permit are to be approved by the County Attorney.   The organization receiving this permit agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless from any and all claims, causes of action or liability whatsoever arising from use of the County’s premise or activities allowed under this permit.  While most permits will not require a fee, the DPW reserves the right to assess a charge based on required services for the event.  Additionally, any events requiring Sheriff’s Department oversight may be charged a fee.

Permit applications must be submitted to the DPW a minimum of four weeks prior to the event.  In addition to the event insurance, all event participants are required to sign a participant release.  Please see the sample release below.

Download PDF – Temporary Highway Use Permit

Download PDF – Sample Participant Release

COMPLETED PERMITS SHOULD BE E-MAILED TO THE DPW AT:  DPW-Permits@co.chemung.ny.us

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