When do I need an Encroachment Permit or a Site Improvement Permit?
An encroachment permit authorizes grading, trenching, or construction of public or private utilities and drainage structures within the public right of way. A site improvement permit is required for new development on private parcels, including grading, trenching, or construction of public or private utilities, drainage structures or roads. For questions on encroachment permits, contact Leanna Damron, Engineering Construction Inspector, at (775) 782-6237 or ldamron@co.douglas.nv.us. For questions on site improvement permits, contact Natalia Moore, Civil Engineer I, at (775) 783-6421 or nmoore@co.douglas.nv.us. Applications for both permits may be accessed online via the Applications & Fees section of this website.Applications & Fees

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1. When do I need an Encroachment Permit or a Site Improvement Permit?
2. Who maintains my road? Is it public or private? How was it created?
3. What are Douglas County’s engineering design standards? Are they available on line?