LegacyParkTrainThe Engineering Department is located at Venice City Hall, and is divided into two organizational units: Engineering, and the Stormwater Division.

For Stormwater Division activities, please visit our Stormwater Division page.

Overhead view of Legacy ParkThe Engineering Department is responsible for the development of capital projects, from conception to completion, and management of the engineering general funds and capital projects funds that are used to fund the capital projects.

The Engineering Department performs the following activities:

  • Administrative
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Field inspections
  • Capital Projects
  • GIS activities (mapping)


The Engineering Department handles the day-to-day questions from citizens and works closely with the Finance Department in coordinating the budget.   

Administratively, the department is responsible for calculating stormwater utility rates, billing, collection, enforcement, database management, technical assistance, and compliance with regulations of other agencies.

Engineering design work 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.

Road crew at workIf utilities or roadways built unto a project are to be turned over to the City for future maintenance, engineering staff ensures that all infrastructure improvements are properly constructed and operational before presentation to the City Council for acceptance. The department also inspects privately constructed facilities that will be turned over to the City, to ensure proper 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.

Construction equipment during beach renourishment project

The City Engineer advises other department directors, the City Manager, and the City Council on matters related to modern engineering principles and practices.

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