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In residential areas, the homeowner can do the work or hire a contractor. In commercial areas, a contractor who is bonded and insured with the City of Odessa must do all of the work in the right-of-way.
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All publicly owned streets, alleys, or other public property within the City are considered right-of-ways.
Typically, the City owns from curb to curb plus an additional 0 to 20 feet of property behind each curb.
All construction within the Public right-of-way of the City will require a permit. Examples are: construction or demolition of curbs, sidewalks, or driveway approaches; construction of fences or landscaping; etc.
Yes, there is a nominal fee to cover inspection expenses. The amount of the fee varies with the value of the construction. The minimum fee is $25. For more information, contact the Engineering Division by calling 432-335-3242 or by email.
Yes. Any vendor offering this service in the right-of-way must be permitted with the City. This permit fee is $10, and the permit is valid through the end of the year.
Painting of addresses on the curb is not a requirement of the City.
Typically, a sidewalk will be required and a drive approach with paved or concrete parking for two vehicles. Wheelchair ramps are required on corner lots.
An inspection is required when all concrete has been removed, all excavation is complete and all forms are installed, and prior to the placement of any concrete or asphalt in the right-of-way.
Drive approaches may be:
The construction of the sidewalk is the responsibility of the developer or the property owner at the time that the property is developed. If a property owner wants sidewalk on a lot that is already developed, this work will be the responsibility of the property owner, and a permit will be required.
Sidewalk maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner. Existing sidewalks can only be removed if it is replaced by new sidewalk.
Visit the right-of-way office of the Engineering Division on the 4th floor of City Hall, 411 West 8th Street, call 432-335-3242, or email the Engineering Division.
If there is no activity on a valid permit for a period of six months, it will become void.