Public Works - Engineering Division

Galveston Drainage CIP & Vision 2025

Click on the image below to see the City of Galveston Drainage Vision 2025 presented by Daniel Christodoss, PhD, P.E. to City Council. 

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  1. Engineering


    Physical Address
    823 Rosenberg
    4th Floor, Suite 402
    Galveston, TX 77550

    Phone: 409-797-3644


ATTENTION

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Engineering Division will temporarily transition to a telecommunication appointment-only system. You may schedule an appointment by emailing engineering@galvestontx.gov three (3)  business days in advance to request approval of telecommunication meetings with staff.  Please provide your phone number and address in the email. 

All residents, commercial businesses, and telecommunication companies submitting permits with the engineering division are advised to send an email to engineering@galvestontx.gov with detailed information for all engineering issued permits or new address requests. Please allow time for employees to review and respond to all requests as the employees of City Hall  adjust to a new operating rhythm during these circumstances.

Thank you!

Right of Way Utility Permits

All applicants emailing utility permits in the right-of-way must now submit them online to the City eportal. A contractor number with instructions on how to register for an account will be provided to you. 

Email engineering@galvestontx.gov :

  • Your name
  • Number
  • Email
  • Company address
  • Site address
  • Type of work proposed in the right-of-way.
  • Who is the proposed work for? 

Utility Permits in the right-of-way include

  • Overheard lines
  • bore
  • trenching & hand digging
  • excavating for fiber and conduit installation
  • Soil samples/geotechnical bores
  • replacement and new install of utility poles
  • Small cell (5G) node, new pole, & collocation
  • Commercial tie-in to existing city utilities in the R.O.W 

 (contact utilities division for residential tie-ins)*

We encourage all applicants for utility right-of-way permits to view the CIP Infrastructure Projects Page to avoid any conflicts with CIP projects that are in design and construction. 

All other permits regarding work performed in private property, plumbing, driveways, sidewalks, curb and gutter permits must contact development services.


City of Galveston’s official GIS website.

"These products are for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. These maps and services do not represent an on-the-ground survey and represent only the approximate relative location of property boundaries."

"The data presented on these pages is not legally binding on the City of Galveston or any of its departments. These maps and the associated data are representations ONLY and may contain errors in the databases. Therefore, the information presented on these maps is for informational purposes only and should not be construed to be legally binding."

ePortal
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Bids & RFPs

Visit Purchasing webpage. For additional information please contact 409-797-3579.


Public Records Request

Citizens, contractors, and design professionals. All request to view maps must be submitted as an open records request through the City Secretary’s office. To submit a request, please visit the Public Records Center or call 409-797-3510 for additional information.


Capital Improvement Plan Infrastructure Projects

Click on the image below to see CIP project locations and descriptions for fiscal years 2020 through 2024.  CIP image Opens in new window

Policy Changes for Right of Way Construction Permits

Effective April 1, 2019, right of way permits will be issued through Development Services. They may be applied for in person or online. Plans must be submitted electronically for review and should typically be reviewed within five working days. This will not affect new construction as the right of way permits will be a part of the review of new projects and are to be included in the building permit. For right of way permits issued after April 1, 2019 that require sidewalk and drive-approach inspections, the inspections will be scheduled through and performed by the Building Division.