Right-of-Way

The Right-of-Way (ROW) Inspection Division is responsible for the management and permitting process for usage of City ROW and easements.

Before any construction can take place in the City’s ROW or easements, a contractor must have an approved City ROW permit, and all City water, sewer and traffic line locates must be completed.
Right of Way
These requirements are to ensure the protection of the City’s infrastructure as outlined in Chapter 78 of the City’s Code of Ordinances under Article II ROW Management, which was Amended by Frisco City Council on August 15, 2017. Ordinance No. 17-08-58 goes into effect on August, 25, 2017.

To obtain a ROW Permit and Line Locates:


  1. Fill out a ROW permit at the Public Works Facility located at 11300 Research Rd. The ROW permit application must include the prime contractor and all subcontractors that will be working in the ROW.  All owners, contractors and/or subcontractors must be REGISTERED with the city.
  2. For Chapter 284 Network Node installations, please visit the Network Node Permit page for more details on the required application process and submittal requirements.
  3. Once the contractor has received an approved ROW permit, then a line locate request form can be submitted either in person at the Public Works Facility or via email at linelocate@friscotexas.gov or fax at 972-292-5890. The ROW Permit number is required to request City water, sanitary sewer, and traffic locates.  
  4. All City line locates must be completed before any work can begin in the ROW. The contractor will receive an email with a confirmation number when the city's line locates have been completed. 
  5. A copy of the approved ROW permit and line locate confirmation number shall be kept on site throughout the duration of the project.