Road and Bridge Permits


Road Opening Permits
 Road Opening Permits are required for all work done within County Right of Ways Including:
  • Curbs, Driveways, and Sidewalks
  • Landscaping, Trees, Irrigation, and Lighting
  • New Streets
  • Signs and Street Furniture
  • Utility Installation (Gas, Water, Sewer, Drainage, Telephone, CATV, etc.)
How to Apply
Please send a signed and completed road opening permit form (PDF) to:
County of Cape May Department of Public Works
Office of the County Engineer
4 Moore Road
DN 402
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Fees

Trench Openings

  • First 5 square yards - $20.00
  • Each additional 5 square yards - $5.00

Curb Cuts and Gutter Installation

  • 0 - 100 feet - $20.00
  • 100 feet - 500 feet - $50.00
  • Over 500 feet - $75.00
  • Each 1000 feet thereafter - $10.00

Direct Buried Cable

  • Up to 1500 feet - $50.00
  • Over 1500 feet - $75.00
  • Each 1000 feet thereafter - $10.00

**Service Life Impact Fee for all roads under moratorium - $1,000

Checks are made payable to Cape May County Treasurer.

All Road Opening Permits require Insurance Certificates naming the County of Cape May, its officers and employees as additional insured.

If you have any questions, please email Charles Wieland, Public Works Inspector.

Highway Occupancy Permit

Highway Occupancy Permits are required for overweight and/or oversized vehicles traveling on County roads and bridges.


Fees

House Movers and Overweight Vehicles - $25.00

Checks are made payable to Cape May County Treasurer

How to Apply


Please send a signed and completed Application for Highway Occupancy Permit to:
County of Cape May Department of Public Works
Office of the County Engineer
4 Moore Road
DN 402
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210