The Engineering Department is located at Venice City Hall, and is divided into two divisions: Engineering, and the Stormwater Division.
For Stormwater Division activities, please visit our Stormwater Division page.
The Engineering Department is responsible for the development of capital projects, from conception to completion, and the management of engineering general funds and capital projects funds. The Engineering Department handles the day-to-day questions from citizens and works closely with the Finance Department in coordinating the budget.
The Engineering Department performs the following activities:
- Contract Administration
- Design Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Field inspections
- Capital Projects
- GIS mapping
Administratively, the department is responsible for calculating stormwater utility rates, billing, collection, enforcement, database management, technical assistance, and compliance with regulations of other agencies.
Design Engineering is provided for in-house projects by qualified staff. Consultants are used for specialty work, under the supervision of the City Engineer.
The Engineering staff reviews both site and construction plans to ensure private developments meet the City's engineering codes and design standards.
If utilities and roadways constructed as part of a project are to be transferred to City ownership, engineering staff will ensure that infrastructure improvements are properly constructed and operational. Upon completion the project is presented to City Council for final acceptance. The department also inspects privately constructed facilities that will be turned over to the City, to ensure proper design and construction methods are being used.
Management duties involve administration, planning, capital improvement, construction, operation and maintenance.
Planning duties include reviewing impacts of development on stormwater infrastructure and identification of service level deficiencies.
The City Engineer also advises other department directors, the City Manager, and the City Council on matters related to modern engineering principles and practices.
For required permit and application forms, please visit
For downloadable Standard details (both pdf and CAD), please visit our Permits, Forms and Applications page.