Permits

UPDATE: Utility Permits

All applicants emailing utility permits in the right-of-way must now submit them online to the City eportal. Email engineering@galvestontx.gov your name, number, email, and company address. A contractor number with instructions on how to register for an account will be provided to you. All other permits regarding driveways, sidewalks, curb and gutter permits must contact development services.

*Utility Permits in the right-of-way: overhead lines, bore, trenching, hand digging, excavating for fiber and conduits installation, soil samples/geotechnical bores, and tie-ins to existing City utilities in the right-of-way (contact utilities division for residential tie-ins in the right-of-way).*

We encourage all applicants for utility right-of-way permits to view the CIP Infrastructure Projects Page to avoid any conflicts with CIP projects that are in design and construction.

Utility permit bond and insurance: 

a.       The bond amount will be in accordance with the linear feet of proposed buried line x 100. Example, if the proposed buried line is 300’ then the bond amount would be $30,000.00, if the proposed buried line is less than a 100’ then the minimum bond amount is $10,000.00 respectively.

b.       Insurance information

Code of Ordinances

Right-of-way (ROW) Construction Permits - Utilities & Small Cells - See Article VI & VII below 

Emergency Only Right-of-Way Construction Permits - Utilities 

ROW Construction Permits (Sidewalks, Curbs, Driveways, and Culverts) : Email to Planningcounter@GalvestonTX.Gov

Temporary License To Use (TLTU) - Email to Engineering@GalvestonTX.Gov

Handicap Parking Zone (Installation or Removal)

Road Closure - Email to PIO, Marissa Barnett at MBarnett@GalvestonTX.Gov & Public Works User at PublicWorks@GalvestonTX.Gov

ARTICLE VI. - UTILITY CONSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS

Sec. 31-281. - Registration and construction permits can be found here 

ARTICLE VII. - NETWORK NODES IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS

Sec. 31-302. - Applicable fees and rental rates to the city can be found here