Permits — Weight Restriction & Right-of-Way

Road Restriction Permits

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) limits truck weights to prevent damage to city roads during the spring thaw. The start and end dates for these restrictions are monitored and determined by the State of Minnesota. Permits must be submitted and approved by the Street Department prior to driving on Cottage Grove roads when weight restrictions are in effect. Submit the application by email to  

Click here to see an interactive 2023 Road Restriction Map

2023 Road Restriction Permit Application

Right-of-Way Permits

Right-of-way permits are required to be submitted and approved before work can begin. Residents with questions/concerns about utility work being conducted in the right-of-way may call the City Engineering Department at 651-458-2800.

Use the following link to apply for both excavation and non-excavation right-of-way permits in Cottage Grove: Please direct any questions to