11.04.06.01

.01 Procedure for Obtaining Permit.

A. Work within the State right-of-way may not be undertaken until a permit has been issued by the State Highway Administration.

B. An individual or corporation desiring to construct an entrance to serve a private residence shall make written application, transmitted by methods as determined acceptable by the Administration, in the form prescribed in these regulations, to the appropriate office listed below:

County Address Telephone
Allegany State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 3347
LaVale, MD 21502
(301)729-8400
Anne Arundel State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 33
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410)766-3770
Baltimore State Highway Administration
8375 Pulaski Highway
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410)574-4511
Calvert State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 239
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410)535-1748
Caroline State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 340
Denton, MD 21629
(410)479-0770
Carroll State Highway Administration
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
(301)624-8115
Cecil State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 486
Elkton, MD 21921
(410)398-1565
Charles State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 610
La Plata, MD 20646
(301)934-8031
Dorchester State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 261
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410)228-4977
Frederick State Highway Administration
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
(301)624-8115
Garrett State Highway Administration
Route 2, P.O. Box 68
Accident, MD 21520
(301)895-3234
Harford State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 303
Churchville, MD 21028
(410)838-7788
Howard State Highway Administration
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
(301)694-8115
Kent State Highway Administration
615 Morgnec Rd.
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410)810-3300
Montgomery State Highway Administration
9300 Kenilworth Avenue
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301)513-7350
Prince George's State Highway Administration
9300 Kenilworth Avenue
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301)513-7350
Queen Anne's State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 217
Centreville, MD 21617
(410)758-0700
St. Mary's State Highway Administration
27345 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301)475-8035
Somerset State Highway Administration
10980 Market Lane
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410)651-1333
Talbot State Highway Administration
Box 745
Easton, MD 21601
(410)822-3525
Washington State Highway Administration
18320 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301)791-4790
Wicomico State Highway Administration
660 West Road
Salisbury, MD 21802
(410)543-6710
Worcester State Highway Administration
P.O. Box 268
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410)632-0511

B-1. Addresses may be posted on the Administration's website.

C. Application. Applications shall be submitted in duplicate on forms provided by the Administration, or by other methods as determined acceptable by the Administration.

D. Plans. If the entrance is proposed to be built in substantial similarity to typical entrance designs available from the Administration, plans are not required. The number of the appropriate plan should be indicated on the application forms. If plans are required, submit three copies drawn to appropriate scale (recommended scale is 1 inch = 20 feet).

E. Performance Surety.

(1) To ensure complete and satisfactory compliance with the terms and specifications of the entrance permit, the permittee may be required to submit a performance bond, letter of credit, or certified check in the amount of 150 percent of the cost estimated for the construction for each entrance. The estimate must be acceptable to the Administration.

(2) If a surety is submitted, the Administration shall be designated as the obligee, and the permittee as principal.

(3) If a certified check is submitted, the check shall be made payable to the State Highway Administration.

(4) The permittee shall inform the State Highway Administration's resident maintenance engineer when work within the State's right-of-way is completed. Upon formal approval, the performance bond, letter of credit, or posted funds shall be returned to the permittee.

F. Utility Adjustment. The permittee shall relocate or have relocated all utilities which are within the paving and in front of the curbs to be constructed under the permit. The permittee shall obtain, from the appropriate party or agency, all other permits or approvals necessary to conform to the requirements of the permit.

G. Engineering Fee. In connection with the processing of applications, an engineering fee determined by the Administration may be charged for each point of access and offsite improvement beyond the first point of access. No engineering fee may be charged for the first access to a single residential property.

H. Inspection Cost.

(1) At the discretion of the Administration, a State highway construction inspector may be assigned to inspect the work stipulated in the permit. The cost of the inspection shall be the responsibility of the permittee and shall be submitted before a permit is issued.

(2) If the cost of the inspection, including any necessary laboratory work, is expected to exceed $5,000, the cost shall be paid in advance. The cost shall be calculated on the base pay of the assigned employee, plus overhead, and all administrative and general expenses.