Private Improvement within the Public Right-of-Way (PIPROW) Permit

A driveway installation, modification or any other type of work, i.e. landscaping, that takes place within the public right-of-way (ROW) requires a permit in advance.

A ROW Inspector will assist with ensuring county regulations are met in order to receive a PIPROW permit. This compliance will cover ROW safety and drainage, and damage to the county road.

There is a $25 application fee for a PIPROW Permit as required by Title 4 - Comal County Public ROW Order for Private Construction within Public ROW.

Permitting Process

  • Submit an application to the Comal County Engineer's Office along with the permit fee
  • The applicant will contact the ROW Inspector at (830) 446-6062 or (830) 608-2090 to arrange an on-site meeting to finalize the application. Normally a Permit to Construct will be issued during the meeting
  • Construction of a driveway must comply with the Driveway Detail Standard
  • When construction is complete, the applicant will notify the County Engineer in writing and schedule a final inspection, this is the final step for approval
  • The Comal County Engineer's Office will issue the PIPROW Permit
  • Most often a permit is issued upon completion of the final inspection

PIPROW Permit Application

Driveway Detail Standard

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Utility Permit

Installation, maintaining, relocating utilities located in the county road right-of-way require advanced approval through a permitting process. A ROW Inspector will assist in ensuring county regulations are met in order to issue a permit. The compliance will cover right-of-way obstruction, diversion of water, and damage to the county road.

There is an application fee for a Utility Road Crossing Permit as required by Title 4 - Comal County Public ROW Order for Private Construction within Public Right-of-Way.

Permitting Process

  • Submit an application to the Comal County Engineer's Office along with the permit fee
  • The applicant will contact the ROW Inspector at (830) 446-6062 or (830) 608-2090 to arrange an on-site meeting to finalize the application. Normally a Permit to Construct will be issued during the meeting
  • When construction is complete, the applicant will contact the ROW Inspector and schedule a final inspection, this is the final step for approval
  • The Comal County Engineer's Office will issue the PIPROW Permit
  • Most often a permit is issued upon completion of the final inspection

Utility Road Crossing Permit Application

Utility Road Crossing Cross Section

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