The City of Richland will delay opening offices and facilities until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for an annual all-employee meeting. Richland City Hall, Administrative Annex, Development Services Building, Richland Community Center, Fire and Police Offices, Human Resources, Shops Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Horn Rapids Landfill are all affected. The Richland Public Library will open at its regularly scheduled time of 9:30 a.m.

Police, fire and emergency services personnel will continue to respond to emergency calls.


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

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.

For more information on Private Development, please click here.

** 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:

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