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 went into effect on August, 25, 2017.

The following steps must be completed to obtain a ROW permit.



ROW permit applications can be submitted either in person at the Public Works Facility (11300 Research Rd) or online using eTrakit.

  1. All owners, contractors and/or subcontractors must be REGISTERED with the City. This is done by contacting the ROW Technician at 972-292-5820. Please allow 2 business days for processing.
  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. If the work being done is ONLY located within TxDOT ROW, then a City of Frisco ROW permit is not required.  However, the TxDOT ROW permit number is required on the City of Frisco line locate request form. (See instructions below on how to request City of Frisco line locates)

Online ROW Permit Submittal Instructions:


  1. Applicant must log into eTrakit with a 4 digit pin the applicant selects.
  2. Once the applicant is logged into eTrakit, the applicant will be required to enter a new 6-digit pin for future logins.
  3. Before the applicant begins the submittal process, the applicant must accept an acknowledgement statement stating that this is just a submittal and any required fees must be paid before a ROW permit number is issued.
  4. All eTrakit questions must be answered, the project plans (11x17 in size & in PDF format) must show all City of Frisco utilities based on as-built drawings, any other required documents, and a completed ROW permit application form must be uploaded/attached in PDF format to the ROW permit number the applicant is issued prior to review of the permit submittal. 
  5. Please pay special attention to the following items when filling out the online ROW permit: The Job Value is required and should be set to $0.00 for all ROW permits. On page 2 of the online permit submittal, the Owner information will automatically fill in the owner information chosen for the Location on page 1. Therefore, you MUST change the owner information to the project owner’s contact information.

In Person ROW Permit Submittal Instructions:


  1. All applicants must complete the ROW permit application form along with one, 11x17 size paper copy of the project plans that show all City of Frisco utilities based on as-built drawings.

Line Locate Request Instructions:


Once an approved ROW Permit is obtained, then complete the Line Locate Request Form and submit it either in person at the Public Works Facility or via email, The ROW Permit number and/or TxDOT ROW Permit number is required to request City water, sanitary sewer, and traffic locates.  
  1. All City line locates must be completed before any work can begin in the ROW.  The contractor will be notified via email that the City line locates have been completed and will receive an email confirmation upon completion.
  2. A copy of the approved ROW permit and line locate confirmation number shall be kept on site throughout the duration of the project.
  3. The completed line locate confirmation must be attached to the associated ROW permit in eTrakit by the applicant once it is received.