Anyone other than City franchisees desiring to use a portion of public right-of-way or space for a private business or personal use must first obtain a right-of-way use license, easement, or similar permission from the City. Applications for easements for right-of-way use that are temporary or permanent in nature shall be filed with the City Engineer. Such applications must include a drawing of the location, description of the type of use, length of time needed, and payment of the application fee.
Submit the completed easement form, site plan and payment to the City Engineer for review. Once review is complete and approved by City Staff, all right-of-way easements must go to City Council for approval. City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Please note that if the easement request is in a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) right-of-way approval must first be obtained from TxDOT prior to the City granting an easement. For additional information you can contact the City Engineer at 903-531-1126.