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Welcome to the Cameron County Department of Transportation. Our department includes several divisions that collectively work together in  managing the efficient implementation of all planning, design,  construction and maintenance of the roads, bridges, buildings, and traffic  control devices within the county. The Department also oversees all  mapping, residential and commercial permitting, maintenance and repair of county  transportation equipment, and manages and operates the international bridge system. The Department is under the direction of the County Administrator.

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The Cameron County Department of Transportation is
accepting online permit applications and assisting customers via email.
The two emails are (for building permits email )
and ( for Engineering and Subdivision email )

Department line – (956) 247-3500
Dial 1 for building
Dial 2 for engineering
Dial 3 for public works

To ensure, first and foremost, the continued health and safety of all Cameron County residents through efficient and effective building inspection services.

Vision: To continue providing building inspection and site development review services for all private and public development within the unincorporated areas of Cameron County . One of the primary responsibilities of the Building Permits Division is enforcement of current building codes, to include all safety issues. Other division duties are processing and issuing permits for residential and commercial construction as it pertains to mechanical, plumbing and electrical installations. The division will continue to perform building code enforcement including procedures and notices of any occurring violations. To continue improving the quality of service to the public today, tomorrow and in the future.

Juan G. Martinez, Building Official
1390 West Expressway 83
Ph: (956) 247-3500 | Fax: (956) 361-8278

To provide quality support for County departments with respect to planning, design and construction of new building facilities, additions to existing facilities, and renovation projects owned by Cameron County.

Vision: The Construction Division will continue to provide its professional construction management when developing short or long term plans for new and/or existing County facilities. The division will continue to manage County building construction projects in an expeditious, cost-effective manner, while maintaining the highest degree of architectural, engineering, and construction quality available. Our vision is to continue providing high performance construction management for the Citizens of Cameron County through the Director of the Department of Transportation.

County Airport
Joe E. Vega, Airport Manager
(956) 761-3700 phone

Phone at the County Airport
(956) 233-4424

To provide professional surveying and engineering services to all the divisions within the Department of Transportation. To promote a safe environment for the public by enforcing development and subdivision standards, drainage guidelines and maintaining the county road system.

Vision: To continue to enforce development and subdivision standards, drainage guidelines and maintaining the county road system. Provide professional surveys and designs for County road reconstruction and other development Cameron County projects. Provide general information regarding roads, developments and subdivisions.

Driveway Culvert Application

Materials Lab Request

ROW Permit

Floodplain Regulations

Storm Water Management Plan

NOI for stormwater

TCEQ-TPDES general permit

TCEQ-fact sheet

Prevent Water Pollution

Site Development Permit Application


Illicit Discharges and Dumping  HOTLINE: (956)247-3521

  • Cameron County Street Improvements
  • Colonia Fund
  • Special Projects
  • Subdivisions
  • ROW Permits
  • ROW Acquisitions
  • Links (Irrigation & Drainage Districts)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you better. Please help us by taking a few minutes to tell us about the service that you have received so far. We appreciate your business and want to make sure we meet your expectations.

How are we doing?

Engineering Division
1390 W. Express Way 83 | San Benito, TX 78586
Ph: (956) 247-3500  | Fax: (956)361-8278

Our Mission: Mapping a county of more than 1,100 sq. miles is a never ending process, partly due to the changes in road surface conditions and the increase of new construction throughout the county.

Mapping Services: The GIS department also provides mapping services to the public and other county departments. Map printing services for:

  • 7-Section Map (Parcel Map)
  • Voter Tabulation District (VTD) Map
  • Constable / Justice of the Peace County Map
  • Commissioner Precinct Boundaries Map
  • Congressional District Map
  • Electoral Districts Map

All maps are available to the public in 36″ x 48″ for $35.00 for each copy. All request for maps have to be paid in advance. Make all checks or money orders payable to Cameron County.
Click Here for Cameron County Maps

GIS Coordinator
Department.of Transportation/Geographic Information Systems
1390 W. Express Way 83 | San Benito , TX 78586
(956) 247-3501 office phone  | (956) 361-8226 fax

Our mission is to serve as the most convenient and safe crossing points for all citizens and tourists of both U.S. and Mexico, as well as facilitate the crossing of all freight and import-export trade in a timely and efficient manner.

Free Trade Bridge Hours: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Gateway Bridge Hours: Open 24 hours
Free Trade (web cam)

Veteran’s Bridge: (web cam)
AVI (Automated Vehicle Identification) Information
AVI Requirement Information PDF
AVI Informacion de Requerimientos PDF
AVI Application Form PDF
View Sample Sticker PDF

Josue Garcia, Bridge Director

Erika Garcia, Bridge Manager
Email: erika.garcia@co.cameron.tx.usInternational Bridge System
3310 S. Expressway 77 | Brownsville, TX 78521
Ph: (956) 574-8771 | Fax (956) 574-8778

Mission: It is the Mission of the Public Works Division to improve the quality life for all citizens of Cameron County through the provision of superior project planning, road construction & maintenance, and other professional services. We will attain our mission in an ethical manner providing satisfaction to our clients, the Commissioner’s Court, and the citizens of Cameron County while respecting our obligations to our community and fulfilling the personal and professional aspirations of our staff.

Public Works
1390 W. Express Way 83
San Benito, Tx 78586
Ph: (956) 247-3500 option 3
Fax (956) 361-8278
Public Works Precinct 1
2050 S. Browne Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: 956-574-8171
Public Works Precinct 2
7092 Old Alice Road
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: 956-574-8175
Public Works Precinct 3
26945 FM 510
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: 956-361-8222
Public Works Precinct 4
26641 White Ranch Road
La Feria, TX 78559
Phone: 956-423-1878

Welcome to the Right of Way Division of the Department of Transportation. Our mission is to provide the citizens of Cameron County with professional service at its highest level.

Vision: The Right of Way Division will continue to provide its support and services to all divisions within the Department of Transportation and other County departments as needed. Provide private and public entities as well as the general public with a sense of making them feel comfortable when contacting us. Continue to assist everyone in matters dealing with the right of way acquisition for the widening and improvement of existing roads throughout Cameron County, including the abandonment of roads, the opening of roads, road name changes and research of dedication of roads within the unincorporated areas in Cameron County. Also, provide and assist the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and/or other entities with the right of way acquisition for roadways to be assigned to TxDOT, for future construction, maintenance and/or operations by TxDOT, including bridge replacement projects.

John R. Serra
Right of Way Agent

Right of Way Department

Department of Transportation
1390 West Expressway 83 | San Benito, TX 78586
Ph: (956) 247-3521 | Fax (956) 361-8278

Our mission is to serve and protect the public from potential health risks and environmental hazards by ensuring that new developments in Cameron County possess adequate water supply, sewerage disposal, access, and drainage and that their design meets established standards.

Vision: Our vision is to continue to review and approve plats, plans, and specifications while simultaneously enforcing Chapter 232 of the Texas Local Government Code, the Model Subdivision Rules as adopted by the Texas Water Development Board, and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations as adopted by Cameron County. The division will continue to inform the public regarding the subdivision process in order to prevent them from buying illegally subdivided lots.
Subdivision Duties

  • Recorded Subdivisions
  • Illegal Subdivisions
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Subdivision Review Process & Approval
  • Subdivision Review Checklist
  • Recent Subdivision Status
  • Warning to Buyers
  • Subdividing FAQ
  • Registered Surveyors in Cameron County
  • Registered Engineering Firms in Cameron County
  • Recent Subdivision Law Changes
  • Construction Inspection
  • Links (AG of Texas, TWDB, TBLS TBPE, CAMCAD, GIS MAPS-Road Map, Thoroughfare)

1390 West Expressway 83 | San Benito, TX 78586
Ph:(956) 247-3500  | Fax (956) 361-8278


Cameron County Subdivision Rules And Regulations

Mission: Fleet Maintenance’s mission is to provide cost-effective and timely service to all County departments in preventive maintenance and repairing the vehicles and equipment in Cameron County’s fleet. In addition we provide substantive information to County departments relating to fleet replacement.

Lee Lozano, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
Fleet Maintenance, Corner of Farm Rd.
510 and Farm Rd. 3462 | San Benito, TX 78586
Ph: (956) 399-6700 Fax (956) 361-8220

We welcome you to the Cameron County Residential Solid Waste Services website and encourage you to explore our recycling and illegal dumping programs and the helpful information contained on our website. In order to fulfill Cameron County’s commitment to provide a healthy and litter free environment for all of its residents, your participation in this required program is necessary. Following are important details outlining our services. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Click here to visit Solid Waste Services Department’s Website.