Access Permits are for designing any driveway or street connection to a Utah highway.
*Create a UDOT Permit account (“New User”) if you do not already have an account.
What administrative rule governs conditional access permits?
When is a conditional access permit required?
- Whenever a driveway or local street connection is requested.
- When there is a change in land use (e.g. change in zoning, site plan, or conditional use).
- When there is a change in intensity of an existing access.
What is the conditional access permit process?
- Schedule a Pre-Application meeting with the appropriate UDOT Region
- Region 1, 3, and 4 – Select the “Apply” button above
- Region 2 – Owner/Developer Meeting Scheduling Tool
- Submit a complete application packet online with the required documents identified at the Pre-Application meeting
- Must be within 12 months of the Pre-Application meeting
- UDOT will review the application packet for completeness (within 10 business days)
- Pay a Non-Refundable Review fee
- UDOT will review the application for technical details and will provide a letter requesting more information, of approval, or denial
- If denied, you have 30 calendar days to request an appeal
- If more information was requested by UDOT, you will need to reply back with the requested changes identified within 30 calendar days
- The majority of time of obtaining an access permit is dependent upon your response time to this request
- Applications may be terminated by UDOT if information is not provided within 30 calendar days
- After an approval letter is received, you will need to accept the limitations of the permit in order to acquire the Conditional Access Permit (CAP) Letter
- Have a licensed and bonded contractor start construction by applying for an encroachment permit by submitting the approved plans
- Construction needs to be completed within 12 months of the CAP letter
- An extension of up to 12 months may be allowed, but if not completed after 24 months of the CAP Letter, you will need to acquire a new Conditional Access Permit
What documents and forms do I need?
- Common Forms
- Variance Request Form – Used when not meeting the required access spacing for the highway.
- Property Owner Statement – Used when closing an access to the highway.
- Cross Access Agreement – Used when creating a shared driveway to the highway.
- Future Cross Access Agreement – Used to plan for vehicles use a shared driveway to the highway when the adjoining parcel is developed or re-developed.
- Drainage Agreement Forms
- Single Parcel Drainage Agreement – Used when the development will have a single tenant/owner and the drainage system will connect to an existing UDOT storm drain system.
- Multi-Parcel Drainage Agreement – Used when the development will have multiple tenants/owners and the drainage system will connect to an existing UDOT storm drain system.
- Local Government Drainage Agreement – Used when a city or county is requesting to connect to an existing UDOT storm drain system.
- Modification & Appeal Forms
- Temporary N/A Break Request – Used when requesting a temporary breach or gate of the No Access line along an interstate or other N/A facility.
- Region Transmittal Memo – Used by UDOT employees only to coordinate with FHWA for the Temporary N/A Break Request.
- Limited Access Modification Request – Used when requesting an access that requires a recorded change of a limited or no access line along a state highway.
- Appeal – Used when appealing a denied conditional access permit.