Culvert Permits

A culvert permit is required for the installation of driveways and culverts within the County Right-of-Way, as stated in the Kaufman County Subdivision and Land Regulations; Section 11.03. The process for obtaining one is as follows:

  • Culvert Permit will expire 12 months from date of issuance.
  • Return application plus fee to Development Services
  • Development Services will forward Application to the Commissioners office
  • Home Owner will be contacted by the Commissioner’s office who will provide the information listed below. Please allow time for the Commissioner's office to receive and process your permit. Once they have determined proper size, they will contact you.
    • Culvert Dimension
    • Install Date
    • Any other information they may require

Development Services is the intake for culvert permits. We do not install culverts. Your permit is forwarded to the Commissioner of the precinct in which the property is located. They will complete the process. Please allow 3 - 5 business days for them to contact you.

A payment will be requested once Development Services has reviewed and received all required documentation. Please go to the payments page to make a culvert permit payment. 

Not sure what Precinct you are in? 

Visit our Kaufman County GIS Portal and search for your address to find out which Precinct you live in.

  1. Mike Hunt

    Commissioner - Precinct 1

  1. Skeet Phillips

    Commissioner - Precinct 2

  1. Terry Barber

    Commissioner - Precinct 3

  1. Tommy Moore

    Commissioner Pct. 4


For Owners, please select Standard Culvert application. 

For Representatives, please select the Developer & Commercial Culvert application.

Single Family Residence


Subdivision Entrances 

or Commercial Businesses

  1. Development Services

    Physical Address
    101 N. Houston Street
    Kaufman, TX 75142

    Contact Us


    • Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Except for County Approved Holidays).
    • Note: Offices are closed for lunch from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. A drop box is provided near the front door.

Need to Apply for an Address?

Click here to go to 911 Addressing page and fill out your application.

Need to Pay for an Address?

Click payment here to proceed.