NW Houston - Consent to Encroach Utility Easement
We are in the process of planning for a new pool in the NW Houston. We have a really small backyard with a 14 foot utility easement. This only gives us enough room for a pool that is at most 8.5 feet wide. It looks good on paper but when we started laying it out yesterday, not so good.
Has anyone in the Houston area gone through the process to encroach into the utility easement?
It looks as though you need a new survey and a $500 application fee and then another $500 if approved. I would appreciate any advice/feedback from anyone that has gone through this process.
How much encroachment is too much to ask for. I would like something in the neighborhood of 3-5 feet but a smaller amount could "work" as well and allow us to just straighten things out a bit.
Any local pool builders gone through this with their clients. All comments are welcome and thanks in advance.
It is all underground utilities and I back up to a road that has 30-35ft of common subdivision area.