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INDOT Permits is pleased to announce the publication of the NEW Permit Guidance Document.
This newly developed guide describes the framework within INDOT and how it administers the program. This document is intended as an open reference for anyone who wishes to obtain guidance or information on INDOT’s Permit Program. The user should be aware that policies, regulations, standards and forms may be subsequently revised, added or deleted. The user should contact INDOT Central Office Permits Division with questions pertaining to pending or approved changes.

Please NOTE in the NEW Permit Guidance that INDOT has changed the name of the formerly referred to Occupancy Permit to Right of Way Occupancy Permits. The change will also be reflected in the Electronic Permitting System. (EPS)

Online Submission of INDOT Permit Applications
INDOT Permits is pleased to announce it is going completely paperless!  As of October 1st, 2018, all permit applicants will be required to use INDOT’s Electronic Permitting System (EPS) when seeking a permit and making an electronic payment. INDOT is working to modernize and increase productivity to better improve our service offerings, and EPS makes it easy to apply for and update a permit. Utilizing the INDOT’s online system will allow customers to track and manage their permits, enable direct email access to track communications and provide a repository for all documents relevant to the permit. Once registered to use EPS, https://eps.indot.in.gov/, the applicant can just follow the instruction prompts for submitting the applications package.

All permit applications must be submitted electronically, however, certain exceptions will be allowed by law.

NEW: Guide to Outdoor Advertising

INDOT is happy to announce the release of the Guide to Outdoor Advertising, following review by the Federal Highway Administration. This document replaces the 2014 edition of the Outdoor Advertising Control Manual, which was previously made available on INDOT’s website as a resource regarding outdoor advertising permits in Indiana.

 

The new Guide provides resources for the reader to understand Indiana’s outdoor advertising control program including the full text of the applicable Indiana Administrative Code revised in 2019 and other Federal and State laws and regulations. It also offers guidance on how to apply for, and maintain, the required permits using the State’s paperless Electronic Permitting System (EPS). New sections include walk-throughs to register for an account with EPS and to submit a permit application along with accompanying documentation and the required fee.

 

The Guide will receive periodic review and updates to reflect any future changes in law, regulations, or business practices, or other updates. INDOT welcomes feedback on this new document, which can be directed to permits@indot.in.gov.
 

Electronic Permitting System (EPS)

INDOT enables you to apply for permits online. Click on the links below for the appropriate INDOT permit.

Please be advised that certain permits will require a maintenance agreement to conduct work in INDOT's right-of-way. This process can take anywhere between 90 to 120 days. A permit will not be issued until there is a fully executed agreement in place. Contact your district permits office as soon as possible for any questions and early coordination. 

EPS Customer User Guide

Permit Forms

PERMIT FEES

  • Sign Permit Fee - $100
  • Sign Addendums - $100
  • Transfer of Ownership of Sign $40
  • Sign Replacement Plate - $25
  • Occupancy Permit - $55
  • Private Driveway - $55
    • This type of approach connects the highway to private property having a residence, barn, or private garage, in improved or unimproved condition, used by the owner or occupant of the premises, guests, and necessary service vehicles. The location for this type of driveway can be in either an urban or a rural area. Private driveways can also be used as farm field entrances when accessing unimproved land. It can also be designated as either a Class I, II, or V driveway approach (See Section 4 in the Driveway Permit Manual for details).
  • Sub Minor Commercial Driveway - $150
    • This type of approach connects the highway to private property used for commercial purposes, and which does not attract more than 25 vehicles per day, as determined by INDOT. The location of this type can be in either an urban or rural area. It can also be designated as either a Class I, II, III or IV driveway approach (See Section 4 for approach class descriptions).
  • Minor Commercial Driveway - $150
    • This type of approach connects the highway to private property used for commercial purposes, or to a public property, and which does not attract sufficient traffic to warrant an auxiliary lane(s), as determined by INDOT. The location for this type can be in either an urban or a rural area. It can also be designated as either a class III or IV driveway approach (See Section 4 in the Driveway Permit Manual for details).
  • Major Commercial Driveway - $600
    • This type of approach connects the highway to the private property used for commercial purposes or to a public property which attracts enough traffic to require auxiliary lane(s), as determined by INDOT. The location for this type can be in either an urban or rural area. It can also be designated as either a class III or IV driveway approach (see section 4 in the Driveway Permit Manual for details).
  • Major Public Road Approach - $600
    • This type of approach connects the highway to public right of way in the form of a city street or county road and attracts enough traffic to require auxiliary lane(s), as determined by INDOT.
  • Minor Public Road Approach - $150
    • This type of approach connects the highway to public right of way in the form of a city street or county roadway.
  • Railroad - $1,150
  • Broadband Access - $55
  • Miscellaneous - $15
  • Late Fee - No more than $400

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