- Living Snow Fence Program
- Access - Development - Permits
- Overweight & Oversize Truck Permit
McHenry County Adopt-A-Highway Program
The McHenry County Adopt-A-Highway Program is a volunteer effort to eliminate litter along sections of County Roads. The Adopt-A-Highway Program started in McHenry County in 1995. Our goal is to have all roads adopted. Volunteer groups adopt a one-half mile to two mile section of highway for a two year period. A minimum of four trash collections are required per year.
Benefits to participating in the Adopt-A-Highway Program
● Your organization can gain recognition from thousands of potential customers or new members driving by your sign every day on McHenry County’s busiest highways 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
● Visitors and residents will see your organization’s name supporting an important environmental issue.
● Provides a clean environment, gives civic pride to the community, serves as a reminder not to litter and saves tax-payers money
● Receive badges or credit for volunteering from your scouting, school, church or other civic group!
- Adopt-A-Highway Brochure [PDF]
- Adopt-A-Highway Application Form [PDF]
- Adopt-A-Highway Available Roads [PDF]
- Adopt-A-Highway Map [PDF]
- Adopt-A-Highway Box Content and Flag Instructions [PDF]
- 2016 Volunteer Appreciation [PDF]
Any sign you see like above with "YOUR GROUP NAME HERE" is available for adoption.
For more information about the Adopt-A-Highway Program
or questions feel free to contact:
Phone number: (815) 334-4970
Adopt-A-Highway Training Video
Illinois winters can be brutal. One the average, McHenry County receives about 34 inches of snow per year.
During the winter of 2009-2010, McHenry County received 42.9 inches of snow. In 2010-2011, we received 48 inches.
In an effort to reduce the costs of installing snow fence along McHenry County highways, the McHenry County Division of Transportation (McDOT) has initiated a program to annually purchase standing corn rows from area farmers to serve as snow fences adjacent to sections of highway that have a history of blowing and drifting snow. Click below for a brochure with additional details about our program as well as an application form if you are interested in participating.
Developer Permit Projects Construction Cut-Off Date for 2020
If you have a developer permit project involving access and road work on a County Highway that has received written permit approval from the McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) and the work will start or is required to be built in 2020, then the access and road work on the County Highway shall start no later than October 16, 2020 or sooner if an earlier date for completion was required by the MCDOT, for the 2020 calendar year paving/construction season. If you cannot meet this deadline then the start of the access and road construction must wait until work can begin in 2021 (typically beginning in April) unless otherwise instructed or approved by the MCDOT. This deadline is necessary to allow time for the road improvements to be completed in 2020 taking into account possible delays caused by Fall inclement weather and asphalt plant closings typically on or near November 15. The no later than date could be sooner, if required by the County Engineer, depending on the scope of the project.
View Ordinance, Manual, Fees, Applications and Other Information
- McHenry County Access Control and Right-of-Way Management Ordinance
- McHenry County Code of Ordinances (CHAPTER 10.12: ACCESS MANAGEMENT; RIGHTS-OF-WAY)
- Highway Classification Map
- List of County Highways with R.O.W., location descriptions and Route Numbers
- Permit Fees
- Permit Procedures and Requirements Manual
- Wireless Telecommunication Facilities Ordinance
Highway Access Permit Applications
- Major Access Permit Application
- Minor Access Permit Application
- Temporary Construction Access Permit Application
- Emergency Access Permit Application
Utility Consent Permit Application Form
Temporary Highway Closure Permit Application (parades, festivals, marathons, etc.)
OXCART PERMIT SYSTEMS is accepting McHenry County Division of Transportation Overweight & Oversize Truck Permits. Applicants must use Oxcart Permit Systems
Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website Click Here
For County Highways in McHenry County
Oversize/Overweight Truck Route Information
- Illinois Vehicle Code
- Fee Schedule [PDF]
- Map of Class II County Highways; Fleming Road; and Non-Posted County Highways [PDF]
- Text Listing of Class II County Highways and Fleming Road [PDF]
For the McHenry County Sheriff
Contact the local Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) office to obtain permits for State Highways along your route.
- IDOT Contact Information [PDF]
For Township Roads in McHenry County
Contact each Township Highway office along your route to obtain permits for Township Roads.
Bridge Weight Limits & Bridge Map Information
Legal Load Information for County Highways and Township Roads Only