Right-of-way is owned by the public for the purposes of constructing, operating, and maintaining public facilities such as streets, alleys, sidewalks, and bike paths. It is also used for utilities and other public infrastructures.
Right-of-way extends to the property lines that are typically 11-16 feet behind the curb or edge of pavement. Each street is different and must be checked before work is started.
Permits are required for all work within the right-of-way including temporary traffic control except as provided in Sec. 19-140 of the City ordinances. Replacement of driveways, plumbing repairs, or installation of a sprinkler system in the right-of-way does require a right-of-way permit.
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2016-4556, and Ordinance No. 2016-4557 amendments to Chapter 19 of the Belton Code of Ordinances, Chapter 34 of the Unified Development and the Schedule of Fees and Charges have been approved by the City Council and affect all right-of-way permitting.
Contractors must provide a certificate of insurance and a surety bond.
Permit for Work on City Right-of-way, City Easement, or City Property
Permit for Temporary Traffic Control
Annual Performance and Maintenance Bond - $50,000(PDF, 154KB)
Individual Performance and Maintenance Bond - $5,000(PDF, 154KB)
Chapter 19 - Articles III through VII(PDF, 779KB)
For Right-of-Way-Users performing work under special or unique circumstances that may include: a) abnormal site plan; b) accelerated time frame; c) expansive or largescale work; and/or d) atypical or unique facility, additional fees covering actual, substantiated costs reasonably incurred by the City to manage said work shall be applied in addition to Sub-Sections 1-3 above (Sec. 19-131, E). These additional fees shall be determined by the City Engineer with the approval of the City Manager prior to administering the permits or as special or unique circumstances arise.
What is the Right-of-Way?
Right-of-way is owned by the public for the purposes of constructing, operating, and maintaining public facilities such as streets, alleys, utilities, and other public infrastructure. Although it is public property, maintenance of yards within the right-of-way (e.g. mowing, weed control, sidewalks, etc.) is the responsibility of the abutting property owner. The City has the right to use and regulate what happens in this area.