Building Permits/PoliciesPermits are required in the unincorporated portion of Webster County when:

a) building a new building/moving a building onto property
b) changing the shape of an existing building (addition)
c) planning to use the property differently from how it is being used

Building/Zoning Permit Application
Directions for completing Building/Zoning Permit Application
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application
Zoning/Rezoning Application


Drainage Permits/Policies

Permits are required for any crossed county tile.

Drainage Crossing Permit



Engineer Permits/Policies


Webster County Ordinance No. 028 prohibits the unauthorized use of county secondary road right of way without a permit. "County Secondary Roadway Right-of-Way" means the entire width, distance and portion of any property that the County has the right to use for roadway purposes. "County Secondary Roadway Right-of-Way" includes the traveled portion of the roadway, the shoulder and the ditches and embankments, including both foreslopes and backslopes, attached to any County Secondary Road that are used for roadway purposes. "Unauthorized Use of the County Secondary Roadway Right-of-Way" means any use of the County Secondary Roadway Right-of-Way that is not pre-authorized in writing by the Webster County Engineer.  

The following permits are available from Webster County. Click on the appropriate link to obtain instructions for these permits and to download the permit forms.  Additional supporting documents and information can be found below.   

Entrance/Driveway Permits

Webster County requires permits be issued for the construction of all new driveways, field entrances, and extensions of existing entrances constructed within the right-of-way controlled by the county.

Entrance permit applications shall be submitted to the County Engineer’s office. Upon receipt of the application, the site will be reviewed to determine if a drainage culvert is required or if any problems exist that may prohibit construction at that location.  A copy of the approved permit will be returned to the applicant, or a letter of explanation if the permit is denied.

Upon completion of construction the applicant is asked to notify this office for final inspection and placement of granular surfacing material on the new entrance.
Entrance Permit Application

Oversize/Overweight Loads

Webster County requires permits be issued for oversize/overweight loads.  Operating a vehicle on county roads that weighs more than 80,000 lbs or exceeds any of the following dimensions will require this permit.
Width - 8'6"
Height - 13'6"
Length - 41' (single vehicle) or 53' (trailer)
Oversize/Overweight Permit 


Subdrain Crossing

Webster County requires a permit when installing subdrains/tile lines parallel to a county road and within the county right-of-way.
Subdrain Crossing Permit

Utility Permits

Utility Companies performing work within the county right-of-way will be required to obtain a permit.  This includes telecommunications, electric, gas, water, and sewage utilities.
Utility Permit Applications   

Work in the Right-of-Way

Webster County requires a permit for any work or activities conducted in the county right-of-way that are not covered by any other permit.
Work in ROW Permit

Dust Control

Dust generated by the traffic on gravel roads is a common concern with rural living.  The county does not apply dust control, except where the road is established as a detour or haul route. Any person desiring to have dust control on a section of road under county jurisdiction shall be responsible for hiring an approved contractor.

The normal treatment available will be 400 linear feet x 18 feet in width, with treatment being applied in two separate applications.  Scheduling of these applications will be the responsibility of the contractor selected by the resident.  Webster County will prepare the site prior to the application by the chosen contractor.

Contractors approved by Webster County, and the costs to the participating residents will be update annually.  Payment for the dust control applications will be made directly to the chosen contractor.
Dust Control Policies

Snow Removal

The purpose of this resolution is to establish Webster County's policy and level of service in respect to clearance of snow or ice and maintenance of its secondary road system during the winter months, specifically defined as November through April, as provided in Section 668.10(2) (2010), Code of Iowa, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 309.67, Code of Iowa.  This policy and level of service are to be implemented within the amount of money budgeted for this service, and as contained in Webster County's secondary road budget as submitted to and approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation and adopted by the Webster County Board of Supervisors.  The clearance of roads at any cost, under any circumstances, day or night, is not Webster County's policy.



  



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Oversize/Overweight Permit Information2 documents

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Webster County Subdrain Crossing3 documents

  • Tile Crossing Policy Resolution
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Webster County Work in the Right-of Way Documents2 documents

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