QUESTION I am building a new house. There is a driveway already there but it is for a field. I want to use the same driveway. Is that possible?
You will need to obtain an entrance permit because you are changing from a field drive to a house drive. The permit costs $50 and can be obtained at the Engineer’s Office at 1888 County Home Road in Marion. We will need to know the top surface width you want where the driveway crosses the right of way. Residential driveways can be 16’ – 24’ wide and Commercial driveways can be 16’ – 30’ wide. A technician will go to the property and check sight distance, drainage and ditch depth. They will note on the permit the width and length of culvert needed or that a dry fill is allowable. The County does not supply the materials or install the culvert. The property owner is responsible for installing the culvert.
It is the mission of Linn County government to provide all residents the most efficient and responsive public services, while maintaining sound fiscal management to enhance the quality of life in Linn County.
Linn County of Iowa
935 2nd Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404