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
Denton, TX 76201
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.
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 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.
- Wireless Utility Registration
- Wireless Permit Application
- Review Timeline
- 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:
- Review the Utility Provider Registration Form and prepare the required documents and information.
- 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
Registration must be completed and submitted by the wireless utility company, and not a contractor.
- 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.
- The wireless utility company is responsible for updating registration information:
- Annually, prior to January 2
- Within 30 days of any change, and prior to applying for a permit.
- After registration is complete and accepted by the City, an E-911 address must be secured for each proposed small-cell location:
- 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.
- Submit the site map to Development Services and request an E-911 address.
- Include the E-911 address in the title block of plans that will be submitted for review and permitting.
A Wireless Permit is applicable whenever the utility’s construction activity requires any of the following within the ROW:
- Installation of new facilities
- Use of temporary traffic control devices
A registered wireless provider may apply for a Wireless Permit by:
- Complete the wireless application form (PDF).
- Collect the supporting documentation and required information indicated on the form based on the permit type.
- Complete the application step in Central Square and upload the required documentation.
- Reconcile application fees, as on the fee schedule.
Complete applications will be reviewed in accordance with the timelines set forth in Texas Code:
- Within 21 days for fiber transport facilities
- Within 60 days for network nodes
- Within 150 days for node support poles
Applications for relocation of an existing wireless facility will be reviewed within the timeframe equivalent to a new installation.
Applications for repair/replacement of existing wireless facilities, disconnection of service, and temporary traffic control will be reviewed within 10 business days. An expedited review of two business days may be requested for more urgent repairs of existing facilities by contacting Development Services upon application at 940-349-8360. Reference the fee schedule for applicable fees (PDF).
The wireless provider and/or contractor must schedule inspections in Central Square once a Wireless Permit has been issued to allow Public Works Inspection evaluation of the work activities for compliance with the conditions of the permit, city code, and city standard specifications.
A ROW Inspection Process document (PDF) is available with additional instruction on the timing and scope of required inspections, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
Request safety, forms, or final inspections for an issued ROW Permit online in Central Square.
Emergency repairs may be conducted prior to permit application in response to an event that may threaten public health or safety such as an unexpected or unplanned outage, cut, rupture, leak, or other failures of a utility’s existing system which prevents or significantly jeopardizes their ability to provide critical service to customers, or could result in danger to the public if the system is not immediately repaired, controlled, stabilized, or rectified.
Emergency repairs require immediate notice to the Capital Projects Department and may only be conducted by a registered wireless company.
- Wireless companies will be provided with a link for emergency notification upon registration.
- Within two business days from commencing an emergency repair, a formal permit application must be submitted in Central Square.
Call 940-349-7000 to report a municipal utility incident in the ROW that requires immediate attention, such as a power outage, downed electrical poles or wires, a water main break, a clogged or overflowing sewer main, or a leaking water meter or hydrant.