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Application Forms

This page provides information and application forms you need to apply for a highway approach permit.

Application for State Highway Approach

ODOT requires a highway approach permit because state law, ORS 374.305(1), requires anyone wanting to construct a new approach or change the use of an existing connection to first obtain written permission from ODOT.

The approach permit application process is fairly complex. Before completing the Application for State Highway Approach, please read these brochures for an overview of the process and timeline. 
Permit Process Overview – Brochure
Timeline – Brochure
A pre-application meeting is an opportunity to discuss your proposed approach and to learn about the application process and required information. An applicant may request a pre-application meeting for any approach permit application by completing a Pre-Application Request form and contacting the appropriate ODOT District office.
Pre-Application Request – Form
Contact Us
Application for State Highway Approach
The application materials include additional information and instructions for completing an application for a private approach to a state highway.
Approach Permit Application – Form

Access Rights and Access Control

It is important to know about access rights and access control if you own property bordering a highway. State law prevents ODOT from issuing a highway approach permit if a property does not have a right of access. If you own property where there is access control, it is important know about Reservations of Access, Grants of Access and Indentures of Access. You can find more information on access rights and access control in this brochure:
 Access Rights – Brochure
Application for a Grant of Access
The application materials include additonal information and instructions.
Grant of Access - Application (Fillable PDF)
Grant of Access - Application (MS Word)
Application for an Indenture of Access
The application materials provide additonal information and instructions.
Indenture of Access – Application (Fillable PDF)
Indenture of Access – Application (MS Word)
Application Check List - Brochure

Other Related Government Agency Permits

This brochure provides information on various types of permits, reviews and requirements associated with land and water development projects. It provides some examples and lists the government agencies with jurisdiction.