Permits

Permits:
The following application and permits may be obtained at the Knox County Engineers Office. Payment is only accepted in the form of cash or check. Please make checks payable to the Knox County Engineer.
Access Permits:
An Management Program was initiated in January 2006, county wide, and its function is to classify roads, and by classification determine spacing and location of driveways, considering nearest existing driveways and intersections, and review physical obstructions such as horizontal and vertical features which might impair sight distance. The county Access Management Permit also include the driveway culvert approval.
UTILITY PERMITS:
The Board of County Commissioners is the owner of record for all county road right-of-way, and issue permits through the County Engineer’s office for any public or private utilities proposing to locate or relocate in the right-of-way. This includes individual house services, and larger (transmission) lines serving multiple customers.
SPECIAL HAULING PERMITS:
The County Engineer issues permits for overweight, over-width, and over-height vehicles on county roads. Generally, these are “one-trip” applications, and each is reviewed for bridge limitations or road conditions prior to approval.

Knox County Engineer

Highway Department

Office Staff

Deputy Engineer

Clint Cochran, P.E.

Assistant Engineer

Jason Payne

Highway Superintendent

Tim Tyson

Fiscal Officer

Tonya Durbin

Payroll Clerk

Kelly Shira

Deputy Engineer
Clint Cochran, P.E.

Assistant Engineer
Jason Payne

Highway Superintendent
Tim Tyson

Payroll Clerk
Kelly Shira

Fiscal Officer
Tonya Durbin

Emergency Calls

Please note that when you call the Knox County Engineer’s Office or Highway Department after our normal hours of operation you will get an automated phone recording. If it is a non-emergency, you may leave a message that will be returned the next business day. If it is an emergency, we recommend you call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 740-397-3333 and a dispatcher will contact the appropriate personnel.