The Engineering division is responsible for maintaining property plans and records, including sewer assessments, sidewalk/curbing betterments, and utility lines, as well as drafting zoning maps and legal property descriptions. Engineering researches all deeds and related materials in support of the Assessors’ Office, keeps the 182 Assessors’ plans up-to-date, and provides deeds and/or legal descriptions for sewer, water, and drainage easements, street layouts, corner takings, abandonment, and city land sales. The Division also provides estimates for city roadway and drainage projects and reviews and approves bills for contracted construction work.
A Public Works Construction License and a Street Opening Permit are requirements of working within public rights-of-way and for installing or repairing city utilities on private property. Instructions for obtaining and completing these applications can be found in the Documents, Forms, and Permits section of the website.