Other Permits

Alarm System Permits

An alarm permit (PDF) is required for all alarm systems operated within the City, both monitored and non-monitored audible alarms. The permit is good for one year from the month of issue and costs $5 annually. Please complete an application and submit it to the City of Denton Police Department located at:

601 E Hickory Street
Suite E
Denton, TX 76201

Fire Permits

View all fire permit information on the Fire Prevention page.

Gas Well Permits

View all gas well permit information on the Gass Well Inspections page.

Right-of-Way Permits

New process coming soon.

Solicitors and Itinerant Merchant Permits

Solicitors, handbill distributors, and itinerant merchants are required to obtain a permit to conduct such business within the city limits. The Denton Police Department reviews these applications and issues the permits. To obtain a permit, bring the completed application and $10 fee to the Denton Police Department at 601 E Hickory Street. If you have additional questions, the Records Division of the DPD can be reached at 940-349-7973. Download the Solicitors or Itinerant Merchants application form (PDF).

Wireless Permits

Wireless Permits are for construction work by wireless providers for installation of wireless facilities and small cells or 5G infrastructure within public ROW.

This permit process was established in accordance with Chapter 284 of the Texas Local Government Code, enacted by the State of Texas on September 1, 2017, which allows for the installation of small-cell facilities on existing, new, and municipally-owned structures within the ROW.

Within the City of Denton, most wireless equipment is installed with the appearance and function of a streetlight pole. Small-cell facilities are typically comprised of network nodes, antennas, wireless equipment, and underground fiber transportation facilities.

  1. Wireless Utility Registration
  2. Wireless Permit Application
  3. Review Timeline
  4. Inspections
  5. Emergency Notification

Before applying for permits, the network provider or agency seeking to install wireless or small-cell facilities must register with the City of Denton. Registration by a network provider must be completed by a representative of an accredited wireless utility company and not a sub-contractor.

To submit a registration request:

  1. Review the Utility Provider Registration Form and prepare the required documents and information.
  2. Submit a completed Utility Provider Registration Form and required supporting documentation to Public Works Inspection thru Central Square or deliver to the Development Services Center at:
    401 N Elm Street
    Denton
    TX 76205

    Registration must be completed and submitted by the wireless utility company, and not a contractor.
  3. Receipt of complete registration requests will be confirmed upon delivery, with a full review and written response sent to the applicant within 30 business days. Contact Public Works Inspection if you do not receive a confirmation of submission within two business days, as no responsibility will be considered a submission failure and/or denial of the request. 
  4. The wireless utility company is responsible for updating registration information:
    1. Annually, prior to January 2
    2. Within 30 days of any change, and prior to applying for a permit.
  5. After registration is complete and accepted by the City, an E-911 address must be secured for each proposed small-cell location:
    1. Create a site map of the future small-cell location, indicating its placement in relation to the surrounding addresses, streets, easements, ROW, and other markers.
    2. Submit the site map to Development Services and request an E-911 address.
    3. Include the E-911 address in the title block of plans that will be submitted for review and permitting.