Right of Way is defined as the area controlled by the City and may vary depending on the physical conditions at any given location. It is usually defined as the roadway plus 10 feet behind the curb.
Types of Right-of-Way (ROW) Permits:
Excavation & Driveway/Sidewalk Permits are needed for excavation and any concrete flatwork occurring in City ROW. Excavations greater in length than 300 feet will require an approval through the General Permit Program (512-974-6330) prior to issuance of excavation permits.
Temporary Use of Right of Way (TURP) Permits are needed when temporarily using City ROW for purposes other than excavation.
Temporary Sidewalk Café Permits allow seating, tables, chairs, planters, or other appurtenances within the City ROW when associated with a property being used for a restaurant or food sales use.
Special Events Permits are needed for any type of non-construction event, Parade or March held in City ROW. Visit the "event planning" section of www.AustinTexas.gov/CityStage to begin planning your event.
Filming Permits are needed to temporarily block, direct, impede, or reroute pedestrian and vehicular traffic for a filming activity within City ROW.
Parking Permits are needed for using legal on-street parking for loading in and out of events held outside of the roadway. THIS PERMIT IS NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION RELATED ACTIVITIES.
Valet Parking Permits are needed for businesses providing on-street valet parking services.
Vending Permits are needed for an individual or business to sell merchandise on or over a sidewalk.
Emergency Operations Permits are for operations or repairs of facilities to prevent imminent harm to the health, safety, or welfare of persons or property..