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Stop signs will not be installed for the sole purpose of slowing down speeders. The purpose of a stop sign is to assign right-of-way and the traffic conditions must meet specific criteria per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Installing unwarranted, or unnecessary, stop signs has proven to have adverse effects on the surrounding area.
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Per Ordinance - Section 14.03.052 Maintenance of sidewalks, driveways, and alleys the maintenance of any driveway, sidewalk, or alley shall be the responsibility of the owner or lessee of the property served by the driveway, sidewalk, or alley. Before constructing, reconstructing, repairing, or altering any driveway or sidewalk, a permit shall be approved by the Engineering Department and obtained from the Building Codes Division. Apply for a permit online.
An application for a grading permit shall be submitted prior to beginning construction activities of any type, including clearing, leveling activities, and resurfacing or repairing a parking lot for any construction site for which grading activities at the site will disturb in total four-hundred-fifty (450) or more square feet of land surface area. View General Grading Permit Information (PDF) to learn more.
If more than 450 or more square feet of land surface area will be disturbed with the tree removal, then a Grading Permit is required. Simply cutting down a tree does not require a permit.
Temporary Erosion Control Measures are required for all construction sites during construction. A silt fence is the most common form of temporary erosion control. Please see the City of Beaumont Grading Permit Information or the City of Beaumont Watershed Protection Ordinance for more details on Temporary Erosion Control Measures.
All storm sewer pipes within the city's right-of-way or proposed right-of-way must be either reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) or high-performance polypropylene pipe (HP Storm).
After ensuring that your permit is approved, that you have paid the associated fee, and that it has been issued, you will need to schedule a "Culvert Grade Set" inspection. The City of Beaumont survey crew will establish the required pipe size as well as give information for the cut/fill required to place the culvert on the correct grade in the ditch. After installation of the culvert, you will need to schedule a "Culvert Install" Inspection.
Code Enforcement - you can reach them at 409-880-3146 or by calling 311.
You can call 311 or schedule the inspection directly through the City of Beaumont Cityworks online permit portal - in both instances you will need your permit number.
A Street Cut and Barricading permit shall be required of any person, except the City, who undertakes to perform work or other activity upon, in, under, or above any public right-of-way which requires that the right-of-way be partially or completely closed, except for a few cases that are exempt. To see the list of exemptions please visit the City of Beaumont Ordinance 14.03.182. This permit can be obtained through the Cityworks Online Permit Portal under the Engineering tab.
Please contact Streets and Drainage at 409-838-5046 or call 311 and we will send a crew out.
Please contact Water Utilities at 409-880-0062 or report it to 311.
Federal standards discourage the use of these types of signs due to a widespread false belief that these signs provide added protection. Studies have shown there is no long-term reduction in travel speeds.
Existing streetlights are owned and maintained by Entergy. Streetlights that are out can be reported on their website or by calling 311.
Requests for new streetlights will be evaluated by Public Works - Engineering and a work order will be submitted to Entergy if the request is deemed appropriate. Streetlights will only be installed to illuminate city streets. Lights will not be installed on private property or in alleys.
If the fence is less than or equal to 6 feet tall and is located on private property, then a permit is not required. If the fence is over 6’ tall, it will need to be windstorm certified. A fence cannot extend into the city’s right-of-way or block an easement or alley. Tapering the height of the fence so that it gradually gets shorter as it gets closer to the road is a common practice, but not required.
Please see the guidelines here
Please see our road diet FAQ here.