Do I need a permit to construct a driveway or work in the public right of way?

Yes. Driveway permits are issued by the Department of Community Development. Please contact the Building Services Division at 269-329-4477 with questions. Permits to work in the public right of way are issued by the Department of Transportation and Utilities.  Please contact the Transportation Division project manager at 269-329-4422 with questions.

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1. What construction codes (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) does the City of Portage administer and enforce?
2. Is a building permit required for my project?
3. Is an electrical permit required for my project?
4. Is a plumbing permit required for my project?
5. Is a mechanical permit required for my project?
6. If a homeowner is doing the work is a permit (building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical) still necessary?
7. Do I need a permit to construct a driveway or work in the public right of way?
8. Do I need a permit for a new roof?
9. Do I need a permit to run a business from my home?
10. Do I need a permit for a fence?
11. When do I have to get a sign permit?
12. Do I need a permit to have an outdoor promotional event for my business?
13. I want to build a shed. What are the requirements and do I need a building permit?
14. I am planning a residential building project. What are the requirements and do I need a building permit?