The right of way (ROW) is the area owned and/or controlled by the City and typically includes the street surface, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines. It is important to note that NOT all right of way falls under City jurisdiction. For more information on identifying ROW boundaries, view our Finding ROW document. For more informaiton on determining jurisdiction, view our Whose ROW is it Anyways document.
Is a permit always required to work in the right of way?
If the right of way falls under City of Austin jurisdiction then a Right of Way permit is ALWAYS required.
Which permits require Insurance?
ALL right of way permits except for Parking permits.
Insurance (requirements on page 2, “Insurance Requirements”)
Resolution of Authority (requirements on page 4, section D)
Authorized Agent Form (requirements on page 4, section E)
How is a Right of Way Contractor License renewed?
The documentation required to renew the License will vary but may include submitting current versions of all four documents described in the question above. The individual documents do NOT share expiration dates.
What is a Continuation Certificate?
A Continuation Certificate extends the expiration date of an existing Bond. It can only be accepted if the existing Bond is already on file with the Right of Way Management Division.
Does the Right of Way Management Division have my current insurance?
Click here to find view the list of current Right of Way Contractor License holders; check the Insurance Expiration column.
What is the cost of a Right of Way Contractor License?
The license fee is $50 per year. Additionally, Right of Way now assesses a 4% technology improvement surcharge. This will bring the total to $52 per year.