The Office of the City Engineer Right of Way | R.O.W. permits section oversees the enforcement of permits for any work that requires using any part of the     City-owned and maintained right-of-way.  

This section enforces the following:

  • Street Cut Ordinance which regulates how excavations are made, construction is performed, integrity of the streets is maintained, and restoration is performed within the City’s R.O.W.
  • The enforcement of permits for private construction of public utilities within the City’s R.O.W.
  • The application and enforcement of permits for encroachments within the City’s R.O.W.


1002 Washington Avenue

Houston, Texas 77002

8:00-4:00 p.m.


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