- County road repair and maintenance
- County bridge repair and maintenance
- County anti-litter administration
Driveway Connection Instructions
Sumner County Highway Department is currently open to the public, but you may download and print the permit to save time.
- Download and print the Drive Connnection Permit (effective 1 November 2022).
- Complete application form, make sure to put the name of the person applying for the permit and/or the property owner’s name with phone numbers and the drive address.
- Permit fee is either $150 or $50 depending on the type of permit, payable to Sumner County Highway Department (SCHD) by cash, check or money order only. Attach payment to permit application.
- Bring your application and check to the office of the Sumner County Highway Department located at 1051 Old Hwy 109 North in Gallatin between the hours of 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Get (2) two white survey flags, these should be placed on either side of the area that the drive connection is to be located.
- Stormwater Management will verify if the requested location is in a flood plain / floodway and if not then a work order will be generated for our area foreman to size the tile, we will call you with the information and the next steps of the procedure.
For any additional information you may call the Sumner County Highway Department at 615-452-2632
Work on County Road Right of Way
Each road’s right of way is different; it is best to call our office to obtain this information.
A permit is required for any work being done on the county road right of way. Permit fee is $100.00 payable to SCHD. A bond will be set based on the scope of work. For more information, call the office at 615-452-2632. Download and print work permit.
Underground utilities maintenance and removal guidelines are available. Download and print list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the right of way of a particular road?
A: Each road’s right of way is different, it is best to call our office to obtain this information.
Q: What is the speed limit on a particular county road?
A: Each road’s speed limit is different and several do not have a set speed limit, it is best to call our office to obtain this information. If the road doesn’t have a posted speed limit sign, then the speed limit is assumed to be 55 MPH.
Q: Does a driveway connection require a permit?
A: YES. You will need to come by our office (1051 Old Highway 109N) and fill out the permit. There is a fee of either $150 or $50 (cash or check) depending on which permit is necessary. You will be given two white flags to mark the driveway location. If this location has no TDEC issues, we will send out a foreman to size the tile needed and will notify the applicant of the size and type of tile to purchase and install. Once installation is complete, the applicant must contact Sumner County Highway stating they are ready for inspection for final approval. Applicants should keep a copy of the receipt as it will be needed when they go to Development Services for a Land Disturbance Permit.
Q: Who picks up an animal carcass on a county road or road right of way?
A: The Sumner County Highway Department will pick up domestic and non-domestic animal carcasses the size of a dog and larger.
Q: Who takes care of Hwy. 109 and Hwy. 174?
A: The Tennessee Department of Transportation. Any road that has a number and is outside city limits is maintained by the state. The number for the local office in Gallatin is (615) 451-5822.
Q; What to do with your brush?
A: Sumner County Highway Department does offer brush service. We will do one free pickup a year. A fee in the amount of $75.00 shall be charged for any amount of brush in excess of this. The only exception would be damage from natural storms. We ask that you please follow the pickup guidelines below. When this has been completed call the Highway Department to let them know and a work order will be put in.
Brush Pickup Guidelines:
- Limbs and logs must be no longer than 15 feet
- Brush must be placed within two feet of the edge of roadway/sidewalk/curb, with limbs/logs facing the same direction.
- Brush should be free of any other debris (i.e. paper, furniture, treated or painted wood).
- Place brush away from driveways or intersections in a manner that does not reduce visibility.
- Brush shall not be placed in the sidewalk, roadway travel paths, or covering water meter or drainage ditch.
Resource Authority also accepts trash and brush.
Hours M-F 6 am – 5 pm Sat. 7 am – 4 pm
Burn Permits can be obtained by calling 1-877-350- 2876 or going to their website at https://www.tn.gov/tnwildlandfire/prevention/safe-debris-burning/phone-permits.html
Hours: M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm