Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is responsible for performing engineering reviews for all developments, and managing the Town's five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Construction Inspectors perform inspections of all public infrastructure improvements and help coordinate CIPs and subdivisions.

Engineering staff also maintains and updates the Geographic Information System (GIS).

Right of Way Permits

Right of Way (ROW) permits are issued to ensure Town standards are being met and safe and proper methods are being practiced and achieved during construction operations and/or other activities within the Town ROW. These permits ensure all construction within the existing ROW is properly reviewed, inspected, and conforms to the Town's Standard and Specifications.

Any work done by a private company on town-owned or controlled grounds requires a Right of Way Permit.


Rights of Way
A public right of way (ROW) means any of these areas that are dedicated to public use:

  • Any street - parkway, boulevard, way or place
  • Alley
  • Sidewalk and/or Tree Lawn (grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb/gutter
  • Parks, trails and paths
  • Easement
  • Median

How to obtain a ROW Permit
Companies planning on doing work within the Town’s ROW must submit a ROW Permit Application to the Engineering Department at least a week prior to desired start date. All contractors must be licensed with the Town of Erie and may do so with the Town of Erie’s Building Department.