Applying for a permit
All permits can be applied for through the SmartGov Public Portal.
- When do I need a Driveway Permit?
Any proposed access to a County road requires a driveway permit through the Road and Bridge Department. You may also need a Development Permit through the Planning Department. If you are constructing a driveway on a private road you may also be required to get a Development Permit.
- When do I need an Excavation/Underground Utility Permit?
An Excavation/Utility Installation permit is required for the installation of public utilities in and adjacent to the Right-of-Way. Private utilities are typically required to be bored, not open cut. Private utility installation is not generally permitted in the right-of-way. Please contact the Road and Bridge Department for specific information.
- When do I need an Aboveground Work in the Right-of-Way Permit?
An Aboveground Work in ROW permit is needed for all work in right-of-way or within public roads that does not meet criteria for the underground utility permit.
- When do I need an Excess Hauling/Oversize/Overweight Permit?
An Excess Hauling permit is required for any work or activity determined to be other than normal use or as defined in Board of County Commissioners Resolution 2021-03. This shall include the regulation of the size and weight of vehicles, number of trips, or any work activity determined to be other than normal use as defined by BOCC Resolution 2021-03.
- When do I need a Special Event Permit?
A Special Event permit is required for any organized event in the County right-of-way. One permit may be submitted for multi-day or recurring events with the same or similar routes with all dates listed. Completed permit applications need to be received by our office four (4) weeks prior to event for processing.
- When do I need a Snowplow/Winter Parking Permit?
A Snowplowing/Winter Parking permit is required for those who wish to perform snow removal services on a county road to an area not currently being served by the San Miguel County Road and Bridge Department.
- What is SmartGov and why is San Miguel County using it?
The San Miguel County community development departments, including Addressing, Building, Planning, OWTS and Road & Bridge, use SmartGov software to manage permits. You can create an account and apply for any type of permit in SmartGov.
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- How do I create an account on the Public Portal?
Creating an account on SmartGov’s Public Portal is simple. Please follow along with this instruction sheet (PDF) to begin.
- How do I apply for a permit?
Once you have set up your Public Portal account you can apply for permits through the County. Please follow this instruction sheet (PDF) for a step-by-step guide.
Please be aware that you must fill out all details and upload all submittals marked with a red asterisk (*) before you are allowed to submit. SmartGov will not allow you to submit an application without all required fields completed. If you have any questions or concerns about required information and/or submittals on an application please contact the permit application’s corresponding department.
- How do I manage my permit application?
Now that you’ve applied through SmartGov’s Public Portal and submitted your application, you can follow along with these instructions (PDF) on how to review approval steps, pay for your permit, and issue the permit online.
- How do I pay for my permit?
You can now pay for permits using your SmartGov Public Portal account. Please follow along with these instructions (PDF) for a step-by-step guide on paying through the portal.
You can still pay for permits with a check or cash. Please contact the department you applied for a permit through to coordinate.
- Once my permit has been issued, how do I request an inspection?
Requesting inspections for your project is simple through the Public Portal. Follow along with these instructions (PDF) for a step-by-step guide.