The Engineering and Construction group is responsible for designing, bidding and managing the construction of public infrastructure and facility improvements in the city. Projects are awarded through a formal Request for Bid process for all projects.
For a list of current construction projects, please visit our Projects page.
Private Development oversees the public component (streets, water, sewer, etc.) of private projects. Staff is responsible for reviewing and permitting all proposed new infrastructure and all proposed impacts to existing public infrastructure.
All plans submitted by private developers for commercial, industrial and new residential subdivisions are subject to review. This is done to protect the public health and safety and to ensure all new construction conforms to the city's Standard Specifications and Details, Materials List and comprehensive plans and will function as intended within the city's existing infrastructure.
Once plans have met the city's minimum requirements, the city will issue a Right-of-Way construction permit.
** Update to Standard Special Provision - Television Inspection **
For all projects permitted on or after May 1, 2017, the following Television Inspection Specification will apply:
All sanitary sewer and storm drain lines shall be inspected by the use of television camera before final acceptance. The costs incurred in making the inspection for approval of installation shall be borne by the contractor.
For more information on the change, and for the full provision, please click HERE.
Any construction work done within the public right-of-way or utility easement requires a city Right-of-Way Construction Permit.
The basic permit fee for minor work is $75. Extensive proposed work, such as a new subdivision or a new commercial project, will be charged a 5% fee, which covers the plan review and the construction management to build the project. The 5% fee is the total cost to the contractor/developer to construct the infrastructure that will become a part of the city infrastructure (sewer, water, storm lines, street, curb & gutter, sidewalk) at completion. For additional information, please read our guidelines and requirements: