PIPROW Permit


Private Improvement within the Public Right-of-Way

A driveway installation, modification or any other type of work, i.e. landscaping, that takes place within the public right-of-way requires a permit in advance. A Right-of-Way Inspector will assist with ensuring county regulations are met in order to receive a PIPROW permit. This compliance will cover right-of-way 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 Right-of-Way Order for Private Construction within Public Right-of-Way

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The Permitting Process:

  • Step 1: Submit Application

    Submit an application to the Comal County Engineer's Office along with the $25 permit application fee

  • Step 2: Schedule On-Site Meeting

    Contact the Right-of-Way Inspector to arrange an on-site meeting to finalize the application. Normally a Permit to Construct will be issued during the meeting

  • Step 3: Construct Driveway

    Construction of a driveway occurs, and must comply with the Driveway Detail Standard

  • Step 4: Schedule Final Inspection

    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

  • Step 5: Permit Issued

    Most often the Comal County Engineer's Office will issue the PIPROW Permit upon completion of the final inspection

Utility Permit


Installation, maintaining, relocating utilities located in the county road right-of-way requires advanced approval through a permitting process. A Right-of-Way 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 Right-of-Way Order for Private Construction within Public Right-of-Way

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The Permitting Process:

  • Step 1: Submit Application

    Submit an application to the Comal County Engineer's Office along with the permit application fee

  • Step 2: Schedule On-Site Meeting

    Contact the Right-of-Way Inspector to arrange an on-site meeting to finalize the application. Normally a Permit to Construct will be issued during the meeting

  • Step 3: Schedule Final Inspection

    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

  • Step 4: Permit Issued

    Most often the Comal County Engineer's Office will issue the PIPROW Permit upon completion of the final inspection

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