Street Permits

Engineering provides assessment and repair requirements, rules and regulations, Street Permit Application (PDF) and information about the new Sidewalk Policy. Appeals or protests to sidewalk assessments must be made to the Board of Public Works.

Construction Management

For information on projects available for bid, see the Bids webpage.

The Engineer's Office oversees projects from start to finish, being the point of contact between the city and the contractor.

Engineering Services

Engineering provides services for the Department of Public Works along with all other city departments. Services include design, site plan review, mapping, project management and inspection.

Record Keeping

The Engineer's Office is the official record keeper for all city maps, along with all city benchmarks.


The Engineer's Office studies traffic needs within the city, ensuring signal timings are correct and proposes traffic calming services to the State of New York and Board of Public Works. Also included in Traffic Services is bicycle and pedestrian traffic needs.

Traffic Signals & Signs

To request a new traffic sign or report damage to an existing sign, complete this report form. Traffic Signals are traffic control devices at the intersections of City streets and are maintained by City Electricians. To report a traffic signal (light) outage, please complete this notification form. Street lights illuminate City streets at night and are maintained by New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG).