INSTALLATION OF UTILITY LINES
Utility Line Installation
The installation of utility lines in county owned right-of-way is governed by
Texas law and regulations passed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court.
In general, all public utilities and common carries such as water, sewer,
natural gas, electric, telephone, petroleum, etc. will be allowed to place
lines within county right-of-way, both parallel to the roadway and crossing
above or below.
To view the Nueces County regulations for the installation of utility lines
click on Utility
Regulations (Adobe PDF).
Before the installation of a utility line can begin in county right-of-way, as
a minimum, the following items must be submitted and approval granted:
A form entitled Notice of Proposed Utility Line must be filled out. Copies are
available from the Department of Public works. To view or print the form click
on Utility Notice (Adobe
Now you can fill it out online!
A map or plat showing the proposed utility line in relation to the various
roads in Nueces County.
Detailed plans and specifications of the proposed utility line indicating the
height or depth, distance from the right-of-way line, etc.
No work is to be performed within county right-of-way until the notice form has
been approved by the county engineer.
A copy of the notice form, and all attachments, must be kept at the jobsite.
The Department of Public Works will conduct periodic inspections of the work in