Land Development

The Engineering Department provides engineering services directly to customers performing most types of minor grading or utility work. For discretionary Land Development projects, Engineering provides support to the Community Development Department through the entitlement phase of work, and then take the lead during final improvement plans and project construction.  For fee information please click here.

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The Engineering Department maintains a Manual of Design Standards, Standard Plans, and Construction Specifications to provide minimum standards and requirements for improvements and private works within City boundaries. The improvements and private works are dedicated to the public and accepted by the City for maintenance or operations as well as improvements installed within existing right-of-way and easements. The Manual applies to and regulates the design and preparation of plans for construction of streets, drainage, sewerage, street lighting, water supply facilities and other related public improvements.

New Development Storm Water Requirements

The City shares the same NPDES Storm Water Permit with the cities of Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Ukiah, the Town of Windsor, the County of Sonoma, and the Sonoma County Water Agency. These agencies have developed similar policies, procedures and guidelines in implementing their respective Storm Water Programs. One such guide document is the Low Impact Development Technical Design Manual. The manual is to be followed by developments to comply with the City’s Storm Water NPDES Permit.