Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I add a new or widen an existing driveway or field entrance?

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Fill out the Access Permit application, found here. Applications can be e-mailed to cmeadows@crawfordcounty.org, faxed to (712) 263-3143, or dropped off at the main office. Permits will not be processed and work cannot be started until a field inspection has been completed by a secondary road foreman or the county engineer. 

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How do I apply for dust control?

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A permit is required from residents applying any type of chemical suppressant to the road surface. Residents are instructed to contact the approved vendor to perform this service. Questions regarding dust control and material used should be directed to the vendor. Crawford County will not guarantee the effectiveness of the dust control product, and any complaints regarding the quality of the product should be addressed to the vendor that has been selected.

Approved Vendors

Magnesium Chloride

Jerico Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 607
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 1-800-397-3977
JericoServices.com

Cut-Back Asphalt

Sta-Bilt Construction Co.
1339 Nishna Ave.
P.O. Box 151
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-5153
Sta-Bilt.com

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How can I get notifications or Information on road closures and construction projects?

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Significantly large projects that utilize State and Federal funding are shown on the Secondary Roads page with updated status. Projects on State Highways are managed by the State on their website. You may register to receive notifications of detours in Crawford County, or other Counties in Iowa, by registering here.

Statewide information can be found at https://www.511ia.org/

Q.

Does the County repair damaged mailboxes caused by snow removal?

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Your mailbox and post should be able to withstand potential discharge from snowplows, however, it must also meet crashworthy criteria (i.e. a new 4" x 4" wood post is an example of a crashworthy installation.) Please take time, in the Fall of the year to evaluate your mailbox’s integrity. Mailboxes must meet the standards of the United States Postal Service. Inferior posts and mounts will not be repaired. Maliciously damaged mailboxes will be repaired by county personnel in a timely manner in accordance with the established Mailbox Replacement Policy