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Permits and Forms

The below forms may be downloaded, completed, and returned to:

Lake County Highway Department
1513 Hwy 2
Two Harbors MN, 55616

Call (218) 834-8380 with any questions.

Data Request Form1

To inspect or request copies of Lake County Highway data, including right-of-way information, please make make a written request using the form below.

Access Permit on a County Highway

Before starting projects, please be sure to read the Lake County Comprehensive Plan & Land Use Ordinance #12, Sec. 6.14, review the minimum standards, and read the driveway and road building information provided below.

Transportation Permit Application

Transportation Permits are for Lake County roads only; the county follows the same requirements as the State of Minnesota.

Lake County charges for transportation permits, $15.00 single trip, $100.00 annual permit. A check will need to be made payable to “Lake County Highway Department” (credit cards are NOT accepted.) A copy of the check must be e-mailed in with the application

Please plan ahead–applications should be received 48 hours before move. Approved application will be e-mailed back after fee is paid. See Permit Travel Hours notice for more details.

Utility Permit Application

Permit Application for utility work on County Highway Right-of-Way may be filled out and returned. This will need to be approved by the Lake County Board of Commissioners and may take up to 30 days.

Mailbox Order Form

Please review the mailbox installation guidelines below and submit the mailbox order form to the Highway Department with payment at least one week before needed.

Special Event Permit Application

A permit is required for any parade, race, or assemblage on any County road.



1 – The Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, CD-ROM’s, photographs, etc. The Data Practices Act also provides that Lake County must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for members of the public to access the public data. Members of the public have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that Lake County keeps. The public also has the right to obtain copies of public data. The Data Practices Act allows the County to charge for copies. The public has the right to look at data, free of charge, prior to deciding whether to request copies.>The Data Practices Act also provides that Lake County must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for members of the public to access the public data. Members of the public have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that Lake County keeps. The public also has the right to obtain copies of public data. The Data Practices Act allows the County to charge for copies. The public has the right to look at data, free of charge, prior to deciding whether to request copies.