Mission StatementThe primary mission of the Engineering Division is to plan, develop, budget, and implement projects to maintain and improve the City’s utility, street, pedestrian and bridge infrastructure.
Payments can also be mailed or placed in the drop box located at City Hall addressed to Engineering. Include your contact information and a description of what the payment is for.
Right of Way Management and Permits
Right of Way Management
The Division administers right of way permits and performs inspections to ensure compliance with the municipal code.
Permits are not valid unless they are signed by the approving staff member.
Right of Way Permit Application (PDF)
This permit is required for any project which excavates or opens a hole in or under the surface of any street, alley, sidewalk, public right of way or other public places. This permit is also required for use of the City right-of-way for such issues as street closures, dumpster placements, landscaping or building material storage, sidewalk cafes, fences in the right-of-way, landscaping, and special event use of the right-of-way. All Right-of-Way permits shall have an attached Traffic Control Plan prepared by a Traffic Control Supervisor.
Grading Permit Application (PDF)
This permit is required for any project which involves the movement of more than 50 cubic yards of soil or clearing more than 200 square feet of vegetation. Grading permits are typically necessary for building excavations, berms, trenching, trails, utilities, ponds, etc.
Block Party Permit Application (PDF)
The Engineering Division performs design, contract administration and construction, and consultant management for public improvements including water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, bridges, streets, City buildings and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.