A License is required for the installation and maintenance of infrastructure within the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) rights-of-way, including buried and aerial utilities, culverts, and bridge, crossings. Typical processing period 8-12 weeks.  License applications are subject to a non-refundable $200.00 fee.  All installations must be made per MRGCD standard specifications. 

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A Special Use License is required for temporary use of Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) rights-of-way for construction, pumping (in/out), research, commercial boating, filming, special events, and special activities. Typical processing time is 1-2 weeks. Please note contractors making installations of licensed infrastructure are required to obtain a special use license. Fees vary based on request. View the lastest fee schedule.

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Residents may request the installation of traffic gates to close vehicular traffic on Middle Rio Grande facilities. Traffic gate installations will be cost shared between requestor(s) and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD). Typical processing time is 3-6 months.

Requestors are responsible for all material costs; MRGCD will fabricate, install, and maintain gates. MRGCD will not grant keys to gates, even to the gate requestor and impacted residents.  The traffic gate policy was revised and approved by MRGCD Board of Directors in November 2020. We request that you read and understand the traffic gate policy and frequently asked questions before applying for traffic gates. 

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Residents may request the removal of vegetation within Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) rights-of-way. All requests must meet MRGCD criteria for request approval. Typical processing period is 3-6 months. 

Application for trimming and removal of vegetation within MRGCD rights-of-way is pursuant to MRGCD tree removal procedure and applicable state statute. MRGCD will not remove vegetation on private property. Residents have the right to trim any vegetation over-hanging private property at the property line.

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