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Alarm System Permits

An alarm permit 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 St., Suite E.

Download the application form

Fire Permits

View all fire permit information on the Fire Prevention page.

Gas Well Permits



The Public Works Department is pleased to announce that all application, review and inspection processes for utility provider’s ROW construction activities will soon be automated.

Right-of-Way (ROW) Permits are a crucial component in managing safe and effective use of City streets and sidewalks during utility construction activities. These permits allow the City to coordinate with utility providers on excavation and temporary traffic control necessary to access and maintain their utility system; providing effective service delivery while maintaining public amenities and transportation infrastructure. The permits also facilitate oversight of ROW construction work by the Public Works Inspection Division, which enforces the ROW Construction Management Ordinance and restoration standards.

Anticipated Timeline:

  • In Spring 2021, applications for municipally owned utilities (only) will be received online in e-TRAKiT.
  • In Summer 2021, all applications will be received online in e-TRAKiT.
  • Additional information will be provided as access to the upgraded system becomes available.

Utility representatives are invited to attend a monthly, reoccurring utility coordination meeting hosted by the Public Works Department to discuss their ROW projects and any questions or concerns about the upcoming migration to e-TRAKiT. Meetings are currently conducted remotely with Microsoft Teams, and will be held on:
February 5, 2021 & March 5, 2021
Contact Haley Salazar to RSVP at Haley.Salazar@cityofdenton.com
ROW Construction Management Ordinance
Development Services Fee Schedule

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 St.. If you have additional questions, the Records Division of the DPD can be reached at (940) 349-7973.

Download the application form.

Wireless small cell permits

These permits are for work related to wireless small cell / 5G infrastructure in the city right of way.

The City of Denton has a new application process for small-cell facilities in the public right-of-way (ROW).  This process allows for the installation of small-cell facilities on existing, new, and publicly-owned structures (ex: traffic-signal poles and streetlight poles) within the public ROW.

The new process is in accordance with Senate Bill 1004, Chapter 284, enacted by the State of Texas on June 9, 2017.  Small-cell facilities are typically comprised of network nodes, antennas, associated wireless equipment, and fiber transportation facilities.

Wireless Small Cell Application Process


Before applying for the permits, the network provider (agency) seeking to install small-cell facilities must register with the City of Denton by submitting a Contractor Registration Form.

After Registering as a Contractor, the next step is to secure an E-911 address for the desired Small-Cell installation location:
  • Create a site map for the desired location, indication the proposed location in the context of surrounding addresses/ intersections
  • Submit an email to angela.adams@cityofdenton.com including the request for an E-911 address and accompanying site map. Note: E-911 addresses will need to be printed on the required plan submittals for a Right-of-Way (ROW) permit.

Fill out the Right-of-Way permit application, and include all supporting documents.

  • As per Senate Bill 1004, Chapter 284 up to 30 node locations can be included on an application. If there is more than one location, all locations on the permit need to be approved (or withdrawn by the applicant) before the permit can be approved
  • Each Pole will need a single application.

Applications are accepted on Tuesdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Once a complete application has passed technical review, and all associated fees have been collected, a ROW permit will be issued.


After the issuance of the Wireless ROW Permit, a notice to proceed will be required prior to beginning construction. The notice can be obtained by attending a Pre-Construction (Pre-Con) meeting. Pre-Cons are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month on the 2nd floor of the Service Center, located at 901-A Texas St.

After Securing a Notice to Proceed, an initial inspection will need to be scheduled in E-Trakit.

If you have questions regarding the Small Cell Permitting Process, contact Haley Salazar at haley.salazar@cityofdenton.com, or (940) 349-7227.