The Right of Way (ROW) Management Division manages many of the day-to-day activities in the ROW. ROW is the public-owned land, including streets, sidewalks, and the area behind the curb. Everything from the street to the property lines! We manage the ROW so that we can preserve and prioritize your safety and mobility.


The Right of Way (ROW) Management Division of the Austin Transportation and Public Works Department verifies that ROW activities follow Federal, State, and Local standards. We make sure that traffic can move safely through and around these activities.  View our org chart!

Right of Way Core Functions:

Please note: The Austin Center for Events manages all activities related to special events, such as music festivals, parades, and marathons.

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Permits Fees and Payments Insurance, Bond, License
Traffic Control Utility Coordination Downtown Austin Project Coordination Zone
Announcements and Reminders


  • Missed September's Insurance, Bond and License webinar? Watch it here.
  • The Conflict Resolution Template was recently updated. See the Conflict Resolution webpage for details.
  • The Traffic Control Plan submittal process has changed.  See the TCP Portal Page to learn about more about these changes.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Austin Buid + Connect (AB+C) Portal via this virtual information session.


  • You must report all of your permitted right-of-way closures via Austin 3-1-1 (or dial 512-974-2000).  Read more about this process in the TCM.  Your notification is appreciated!
  • Open Road Hours for collector and arterial roadways are 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • All permits must be applied for online. Most permits do not require an appointment. To request an appointment click here. Your request will be reviewed within two business days.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.  Ensure you have selected the correct application by visiting our Permits page, prior to application submittal.
  • Fee adjustments took effect on Oct. 1, 2023.  Those fees can be viewed here.
  • Our office location is 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive. Our mailing address is: City of Austin - PDC, ATTN: Right of Way Management, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, TX 78767
  • Interested in hearing about potential impacts to your right-of-way activities? Join Right of Way Management's mailing list.
Apply for right-of-way permits

How to submit an online application!

What is "right of way"?

The right-of-way boundaries vary depending on the physical conditions at any given location. It is your responsibility to identify if your activity impacts the ROW. For tips on identifying the ROW and determining who owns/controls Austin-area ROW, check out :

Review time performance
Oldest unreviewed permit (business days) Average traffic control plan review time (business days)
5 5

Data last updated 03/31/2023

Webinars On Demand

ROW Virtual Information Session — Insurance, Bond, and License requirements (Sept. 28, 2023)

ROW Virtual Information Session — AB+C Portal Walkthrough (May 25, 2023)