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Driveway Work Permit

  1. Driveway Work Permit Application

    This form, once completed, will be approved by both Zoning and Public Works. This form will be placed on file at the Elm Grove Village Hall before any work can begin. Below are the requirements for driveways per § 335-34. Please review the requirements, complete the application, and submit to begin the review process.

    This permit is required for any driveway work except seal coating. 

  2. Ordinance Requirements for Driveways (§335-34)
    • No person or entity may perform any driveway improvement except seal coating before completing and filing a driveway permit application
    • 1 & 2 family dwellings: driveways must be a minimum of 12 feet wide, and a minimum of 20 feet wide at the property line for all other uses (§ 335-32).
    • Driveway openings at the street connection must be located at least three feet from all lot lines.
    • Openings for ingress and egress cannot exceed 24 feet in width at the street right-of-way for residential properties and 35 feet in width at the street right of way for commercial properties (except for driveways of parking lots serving five or more vehicles which shall be located at least 25 feet from abutting residential lots pursuant to § 335-32A).
    • All portions of driveways that connect to any part of the Village right-of-way must be constructed of bituminous asphalt to minimize potential damage to public and private property during snow operations and to facilitate maintenance and replacement of culverts.
    • No driveway ramps are allowed in the gutter/culvert area unless approved by the Director of Public Works.
    • Driveway culverts are installed and replaced at the discretion of the Director of Public Works and at the expense of the property owner.
  3. Ordinance Requirements for Impervious Surface

    The Village Code regulates maximum building footprint and impervious surface regulations in all of the zoning districts. Below please find the requirements for each respective district. All percentages must be calculated and listed on the application for a driveway permit.

    Building footprint = total amount of area within a parcel covered by the principle and accessory structures.

    Impervious surface = total amount of area within a parcel covered by the principal and accessory structures, driveway, loading area, sidewalk and all other surfaces covered with asphalt, concrete or other similar impervious surfaces.

    • Rs-1: building footprint 20%; impervious surface 30%
    • Rs-2: building footprint 20%;impervious surface 30%
    • Rs-3: building footprint 20%; impervious surface 30%
    • Rs-4: building footprint 25%; impervious surface 40%
    • Rm-1: building footprint 30%; impervious surface 65%
    • B-1: building footprint 60%; impervious surface 80%
    • B-2: building footprint 60%; impervious surface 80%
    • B-3: building footprint 60%; impervious surface 80%
    • M-1: building footprint 60%; impervious surface 80%
    • I-1: principle and accessory structures must not exceed 30% of the lot area
    • G-1: principle and accessory structures must not exceed 30% of the lot area
  4. Acknowledgement

    By submitting this form, you agree to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Elm Grove municipal code. Failure to adhere to the municipal code may result in penalties. You further acknowledge the Village Staff may need to enter onto your property to inspect the final project and have granted them permission to inspect the driveway project during and after completion. 

  5. Office Use Only

    Culvert Size ___________________

    Length  _______________________

    Lot Area - Sq Ft __________________________

    Building Footprint % - current and proposed

    _____________      ______________

    Impervious Surface % - current and proposed

    _____________      ______________

    Material and Install Fee ____________________

    Misc Charges ____________________________

    Total  ___________________________________

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