Permits and Policies



Transportation Permits Process:
Starting May 2, 2022 the Mecosta County Road Commission will be changing the way we process all transportation permits. We will be using an online-based permitting system via the web at We will no longer process transportation related permits in person or via fax. Any entity wanting to apply for a moving permit for Mecosta County roads must use the Oxcart permitting software. Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign-up link Once registered, companies will then be able to reap the benefits of the following via Oxcart:

  • Access a simple to use online interface for requesting local permits.
  • Paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device.
  • Eliminate tedious paper processes, emailing and scanning.
  • Speed the process of permit approvals
  • Feature an online, interactive mapping solution to assist in route selection
  • Online permit approvals pushed to your email inbox.


Click Here to Login

 Click Here to Setup a New Oxcart Account 


Right of Way Permits, Fees and Guidelines

You must have a permit to do any work within the Road Commission's right of ways; and permits are required to install new driveways and to update or change an existing driveway.  The Mecosta County Road Commission for does NOT issue permits for State Trunk lines. Contact MDOT's TSC office in Cadillac for state permits.

If you require a right of way permit, please fax, mail or email the permit form and proof of insurance (Insurance requirements are listed on the application).   Permit applications can be faxed to 231-796-5287, mailed to 120 N Dekrafft Ave Big Rapids, MI 49307 or emailed to

Right of Way Permits:

Adopt A Road

Annual Utility Maintenance Permit

General Right of Way Permit

Residential Driveway Permit

Commercial Driveway Permit

Driveway Standards Policy


***Mecosta County Road Commission only charges for driveway permits. See the last page of the Driveway Standards Policy for the fee schedule. Mecosta County road commission accepts exact cash or check made out to “Mecosta County Road Commission”.

120 North Dekrafft Avenue
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231)796-5287 (Fax)