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A permit is required any time you want to add to your existing driveway, change or alter the approach. The approach is the portion of the driveway located at the street that crosses the utility easement, usually the first 10 feet of your driveway.

Commercial Driveways:

Commercial Driveway Alterations or Approaches may required a site plan amendment. Please contact: for more info regarding Commercial Driveway Approaches.

Residential Driveways:

Please apply online for a driveway permit at with the following information merged into a single PDF file:

  • A plot plan complete with all structures, building lines, and public utility (PUE) and drainage easements (DE) shown
  • An indication on the plot plan of what the proposed changes or additions are
  • A drawing or “detail” of steel reinforcement
  • A copy of the Approach Construction Requirements can be obtained in the Inspection Services Department.

Once the application and all required documentation is accepted, the City Engineer will review the proposed driveway. Please allow up to ten to fifteen business days for review.

Required Inspections:

The following inspections must be performed:

  1. Pre-pour Inspection – This inspection must be done before concrete is poured at the site, to ensure all Approach Construction Requirements are met.
  2. Final Inspection – This inspection verifies that the project has been completed properly.

All driveways must comply with the City of Georgetown Subdivision Regulations with regard to the number and location of curb cuts on various street designations and the location of drives within building setback areas. In some instances driveways may not be allowed as proposed.

Related Links:

Construction Standards

Unified Development Code

Code of Ordinances

Planning Department

Building Permits and Inspections Fee Schedule