The Owner/Contractor must provide the City of Abilene with a Street Contractors Bond in the amount of $1,000 in order to obtain a permit. The bond can be obtained from most insurance companies, and must expire December 31 of the current year. All work in the Public Right-of-Way (ROW) must be permitted through the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This applies to any sidewalk, curb and gutter or driveway, either new or repairing.
Important Before Placing Concrete
All concrete forms must be inspected and approved by Inspection Services Division. Call Public Works at 325-676-6281 to schedule an inspection. Call by 3 pm for an inspection on the morning of the next day. Call by 10 am for same day, afternoon inspections.
If all City standards have been met, a Blue Inspection notice will be placed on the forms. If standards are not met, a Yellow Correction Notice will be placed on the forms. After owner/contractor has made corrections, another inspection is required (no charge). All inspections thereafter for the same problem will be a re-inspection fee. See the Fee Schedule for re-inspection fee.