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Right-of-Way Management
The Right-of-Way & Utility Group is responsible for the review, inspection and permitting for work to be performed by the Franchise Utility Companies within the City of Allen Right-of-Way (ROW) to ensure the utilities are protected.

For Building Permits (fences, patios, etc.), refer to the Building Inspections Department page.

Before applying for a ROW permit, contact ROW / Utility Coordinator Stephanie White at 214.509.4583 to obtain existing utility information to include in permit application. 

Utility Locator Technician Brent Boydstun at 214.417.2964. 


Guidelines & Details

Permitting Process
Determine if a Construction Permit is Required. A permit is required if you will be digging:
  • On private property and will be tying into existing facilities located within a property that has already been accepted by the City of Allen. A permit is required only for the area where the tie-in will occur.
  • On private property where there are existing City of Allen utilities or NTMWD utilities located within the property. A permit is required only for the areas where you will be encroaching these utilities.
  • Within the City of Allen Right-of-Way
  • Within the State Right-of-Way and the City of Allen has existing utilities within that Right-of-Way

All franchise utility work performed in the public ROW shall obtain any and all required construction permits per local, state and / or federal law. The City of Allen will not accept any operational control as defined in the TCEQ construction general permit TXR150000 for any franchise utility projects performed in the public ROW.

Permit will be review by the City of Allen. This usually takes 2 to 3 days for small jobs. Large jobs may take longer. The City of Allen will contact you when the Construction Permit has been approved and is ready for you to pick up.

Call 214.509.4583 to schedule line locates at least 48 hours prior to construction. The person calling to schedule the locate should know the permit number when calling. Locates are done Monday through Friday.

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