DOT Highway Access Guidelines


The Monroe County Department of Transportation Highway Access Guidelines have been prepared to assist and guide our customers through the permit review, issuance and inspection phases of the highway permit process. It is our intent to have a process that is efficient, user friendly and responsive to the needs of our customers.

All requirements and policies outlined herein update the Highway Access Guidelines, dated September 1999. These requirements and policies must be complied with at all times in connection with residential and commercial development within Monroe County. They are established to assist developers, engineers and utility companies in the preparation of plans and specifications for work proposed on the County highway system.

All materials used within the right-of-way shall comply with the latest Monroe County Department of Transportation Standard Specifications and Details or, if appropriate, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Standard Specifications including any amendments. Specific requirements for individual jobs, not covered herein, will be dealt with on a case by case basis as stated in the permit issued by the Monroe County Department of Transportation.

Interpretation of these requirements and guidelines shall be the responsibility of the County Superintendent of Highways or his/her designee. These requirements may be changed from time to time to reflect updates in County policies. Adherence to these requirements will expedite the review time for plans and permits.

Below is the Department of Transportation Mission Statement. Customer service is our priority. To improve our responsiveness, we welcome and encourage your comments. Thank you.

Mission Statement

We construct, operate, and maintain a safe and efficient highway, bridge, and traffic network to move people and goods throughout the County to enhance community growth, economic well-being, and the quality of life.