Permit Instructions: 

1)  Upon completion of a permit application, fax, mail, or email back for approval.  If emailed for approval send to

2)  Prior to any work or movement you must have an approved permit from Big Stone County. 

3)  IMPORTANT:  Any required fees must be paid before the permit is issued. 

4)  PAYMENT:  Click on the "PAY PERMIT FEES HERE" link. You may also pay in person at the Highway Department Offices in Ortonville, or pay via regular mail.


NOTICEAll work within the road right of way requires the appropriate permit.  Work in the Right of Way without the proper permit will require an after the fact permit with a $100 fee.

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Permits10 documents

Moving Permits-Fee Required3 documents

  • Special Farm 6 or 7 Axle-Moving Permit.pdf
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Work In Right of Way Permits-No fee Required4 documents

  • Driveway/Access Permit
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  • Utility in Right of Way Permit
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  • Work in ROW Permit.pdf
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  • Roadway Ditch Cleanout Permit.pdf
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Watershed Permits2 documents

  • Upper Mn Watershed District Permit
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  • Bois De Sioux Watershed District Permit
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Special Event Road Closure Permit1 document

  • Special Event Road Closure Permit
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