Permits

Resolution 139-2016 regarding Utility & Highway Permit Agreements.

Utility Accommodation Policy of Sedgwick County Public Works.

What do I need to provide with a Utility or Highway Permit?

Utility Permit Agreement

All utilities located within the public right-of-way of the unincorporated limits of the county require a Utility Permit Agreement to be on file with the County Engineer. This agreement allows for the installation, operation, maintenance, location or removal of a licensee’s facilities. The agreement, once completed, should be submitted to pwplans@sedgwick.gov, 1144 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213.

Highway Permit Agreement

Use of public right of ways within the unincorporated limits of the county, such as culvert installations and curb cuts for commercial driveways, require a highway permit agreement. This agreement allows for the installation, operation, maintenance, location or removal of a licensee’s facilities. The agreement, once completed, should be submitted to pwplans@sedgwick.gov, 1144 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213.

Culvert Permits

Entrance culverts for residential or agricultural use that are to be installed within the public right of way of the unincorporated limits of the county require prior approval from Public Works. Most permit applications are filed through the MABCD, which accepts applications in person during their normal Monday – Friday business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 660-1840 to obtain a culvert permit.

Public Works will size and install a culvert along county maintained highways in accordance with the Sedgwick County Access Management Policy, but it is the responsibility of the property owner to purchase the culvert and make arrangements for delivery to the installation site. Please note that culverts that are to be installed along township maintained roads fall within the jurisdiction of the appropriate township. The applicant should contact the township to arrange for the purchase and installation of the culvert once an application has been approved by Public Works.

Questions regarding the culvert permit process should be directed to the MABCD located at 271 W. 3rd or by calling (316) 660-1840.

Moving Permits (Non-House) - Minimum 2 Business Days

Use of public right of ways within the unincorporated limits of the county for moving non-house oversized loads, such as long loads, wide loads and loads heavier than statutory weight allowances, require an approved non-house moving permit prior to the move. This permit allows for the use of the public rights-of-way for transporting these oversized loads legally on county or township roads. Permits will be reviewed by staff for suitability on the mover’s proposed route with respect to drainage structure load limits/ratings, overhead facilities, overall width of roadway vs load, and other pertinent details. The permit application, once completed, should be submitted to pwplans@sedgwick.gov, 1144 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213. Required attachments to the non-house moving permit include:

  1. map of the proposed route within Sedgwick County
  2. axle loading diagram
  3. current certificate of insurance naming Sedgwick County, Kansas as an additionally insured in the minimum amount of $500,000 per claim

Permit applications typically require a minimum of two business days to process if the route is acceptable. Approved permits with the County Engineer's signature and the required attachments are to be carried by the mover, and shall be presented to law enforcement or county personnel upon request.