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Driveway & Culvert
Brenda Retzlaff, CFM
Floodplain Administrator
211 Jackson Street
Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone (512) 581-7159
Fax (512) 581-7178
Email Brenda Retzlaff
Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Permits

A Bastrop County Driveway Permit is required to construct a driveway or to modify an existing driveway on a county maintained roadway.  If the proposed driveway is located on a numbered state highway, the applicant should contact the local TxDOT office and TxDOT will issue the driveway permit.  Bastrop County does not issue driveway permits on privately maintained roads or other roadways not maintained by the County. 

 

The Bastrop County Development Services Office accepts driveway permit applications and issues driveway permits.  There is a $25 review fee.  Acceptable methods of payment include check, money order or credit card with a 3% processing fee.  Cash is not accepted.

 

No construction work on the driveway shall be performed in the County right of way until a driveway permit has been issued by Bastrop County and the permit is posted on site.

 

A driveway must be constructed in accordance with the driveway permit and all applicable regulations. A County inspector may review the driveway construction to determine if it is acceptable or if modifications are needed. A driveway will be considered an authorized permitted driveway installation only after construction has been completed and the construction has been determined to be satisfactory to the County.

 

A permit becomes null and void if the driveway is not constructed within 12 months of issuance.

 

Driveway Design and Location

The Bastrop County Driveway Standards set forth the requirements for design, location and spacing of access driveways.

 

Drainage

Drainage in roadside ditches shall not be altered or impeded. Additionally, the driveway shall be designed and constructed in a manner that does not impede the flow of water away from the roadway.

 

As part of the permitting process, a County inspector will evaluate the proposed driveway location to determine if a culvert is needed and if so, the appropriate size.   If the inspector determines that the proposed driveway location causes safety concerns, Bastrop County will work with the applicant to determine a new location.

 

Construction and Maintenance

The permittee shall furnish all materials necessary for the construction of the access driveways and is responsible for the construction of the driveway in accordance with the permit.  Maintenance of the driveway and culvert is the responsibility of the property owner and the County does reserve the right to remove any culvert causing erosion and adversely impacting drainage of the roadway or drainage ditch. 

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