Office Engineering

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Our Office Engineering Section oversees engineering operations including reviewing and approving residential and commercial development projects, issuing permits; maintaining engineering records and maps; and responding to public inquiries.


  • Provide survey, engineering, and construction management services.
  • Review and approve street improvement and grading/drainage for compliance with the local and City code of laws and policies.
  • Inspect construction of roadways to be publicly dedicated.
  • Review and approve of final subdivision parcel/tract maps for recordation into the Official Records at Los Angeles County.
  • Administer construction improvements and inspection of utilities such as water and sewer construction. Also, underground utilities within the public right-of-way.
  • Permit issuance and inspection of commercial and residential standards.
  • Administer permitting and inspection of driveway connections to the City’s roadway system.
  • Provide GIS data and graphical presentations with the automated systems.
  • Provide information to the general public inquiries such as flood mapping, aerial photography, property lines and lot dimensions as well as parkway width; centerline ties etc.
  • Develop, administer and manage contractual agreements with outside consultants and contractors.
  • Provide data and participate in litigation issues for and against City of Downey.
  • Administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements as established by the Clean Water Act.