We require you to obtain a permit to work on MoDOT's Right of Way for:
- Construction of driveways
- Modifications to existing driveways (e.g. proposed changes in width, grade, location, surface type, etc.)
- Grading or Excavations
- Irrigation installation
- Tree Removal or Trimming
- Traffic control
- And for many other activities on MoDOT’s Right of Way.
For EACH planned activity listed above - please submit an initial on-line request to obtain a permit.
For Utility Contractors who plan to conduct Utility Installation or Maintenance:
- Please use the following link to access the Electronic Permitting Application: https://www6.modot.mo.gov/ElectronicPermittingExternal/Default.aspx
Things Needed to Obtain a Permit for Work on Right of Way:
- An engineered set of (drawings or plans) may be required depending upon the (scope, type, or complexity) of work proposed on the right of way.
- A traffic study may be required for larger developments or commercial activity.
- A hydraulic analysis may be required if storm water or drainage is impacted.
- A traffic control plan may be required for any proposed work on the right of way to notify and guide motorists through your activity area.
- A surety deposit may be required for some permits, which is refundable once the work is completed and inspected and accepted by MoDOT.
- A Performance Bond (modot.org) may be required to insure satisfaction and quality of work.
- Find your local Traffic Specialist by MoDOT District if you need additional specific guidance on your request to work on MoDOT Right of Way:
Northwest | Northeast | Kansas City | Central | St. Louis | Southwest | Southeast
(Unsure of what MoDOT district the work is located? Missouri Counties by MoDOT District)
Once You Receive Your Permit:
- Call 1-800-344-7483 (DIG-RITE/MO One Call) before you dig to get the location underground facilities.
- Submit a Notice of Intent to Perform Work to MoDOT, we require a minimum of two business days prior to any proposed lane closures.
- Keep a copy of the permit and any additional approved plans on the job site at all times.
- Contact the Local Traffic Specialist in your area prior to beginning work and when work is complete for a final inspection.
- If a surety deposit or performance bond is required, they will be refunded or released three to four weeks after MoDOT has inspected and accepted the work