State Road 46 Overpass

What Does the Engineering Department Do?

The City of Columbus Engineering Department provides engineering guidance to the Mayor, City departments, boards, and commissions concerning the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of private and public works projects involving roads, storm drainage, sidewalks, and accessibility.  The Engineering Department also provides guidance to insure adherence to the appropriate standards and guidelines.

The Engineering Department is located on the second floor of City Hall.

Responsibilities include:

  •      Direction of activities for all public construction in the City corporate limits
  •      Plan review of all new construction and site inspection
  •      Planning, designing, and overseeing capital public works projects
  •      Issuing permits and inspecting work within the City Right-of-Way.

Photo by Don Nissen, Columbus Visitors Center