Anyone interested in installing, replacing or maintaining any utilities on a county right-of-way must be granted permission to do so and follow all requirements as set forth by the County Highway Engineer. A Utility Permit Application must be submitted via the Clay County ePermitting System (online permit application and payment system) to the county Highway Department and approved before any construction or digging takes place within the right-of-way.
Instructions for the ePermitting System
Guide to registering (PDF) to use the ePermitting System. Registering is a one time process. Once you have registered you can then use the Clay County ePermitting System to apply and pay fees for utility permits.
There is a $100 fee for each permit to compensate for staff time to look up a right-of-way, do a site visit when necessary, write up special provisions, record the permit and mail a copy back. Please submit the $100 fee with the completed application through the online portal.