Engineering Department

The Engineering Division of the Community Development Department designs and constructs public facilities, and reviews public improvements constructed by private property development. 

  • Residents can obtain encroachment permits, flood zone information, lot and tract maps, bid packages, and can discuss general concerns pertaining to the City utility infrastructure at our service counter.
  • Qualified engineers are on duty from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, to answer questions and assist with any issues related to the Engineering Division.

The Engineering Division is comprised of three sections:

Capital Improvement Section

  • Prepares the plans, specifications and contract documents for the construction of public improvements throughout the City including;
    • roadway improvements
    • utility pipelines
    • pump stations
    • bridges
    • trails
    • public buildings 
  • Determines specific needs, performance standards, and priorities for projects identified in the Capital Improvement Program adopted by City Council every two years.
  • The Capital Improvement Section also administers the City’s Pavement Management System
  • Issues encroachment permits to allow temporary access to the public right of way.

Development Services Section

  • Works closely with private developers, the developers’ engineers, and the public in the review and approval of subdivision maps and improvement plans. 
  • Assures that the City’s standards for the construction of public improvements are met and that the proposed subdivision of private property is in conformance with the State Subdivision Map Act as well as local ordinances.

Construction Inspection Section

  • Provides inspection of public project designs during construction and assures that approved plans and specifications are followed during the construction of public projects.  Examples of public improvement projects include construction of, and repair and improvements to public streets, utility pipelines, pump stations, bridges, parks, trails, public buildings, and public parking lots. 
  • Works closely with outside utility companies that use the public right of way for the routing of their facilities by issuing encroachment permits to control the time, place, and manner of construction in public streets.


Engineering Department

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
200 Old Bernal Avenue
PO Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Director of Engineering, Steve Kirkpatrick