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Engineering Division COVID-19 Service Updates Page

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This page will be updated as information becomes available.

City Engineering staff will continue to support critical public services both remotely and in the field. The Engineering Division is working to make sure that public and private projects continue to make progress while the City responds to COVID-19.

Engineering offices are not open to the public at this time, and a date to reopen has not been set. Public Health continues to monitor the conditions in our community, and we will open when appropriate. Thank you for your understanding as we all work to keep Madison safe and healthy.

Office Staff

Design staff are responding to emails, voicemails, field inspections and following up on drainage/erosion concerns. If you have general questions for the Engineering Division, email

Operations Staff

Our Operations team is working as normal. If you have questions or concerns for our Operation/Maintenance Section (sanitary or storm back-ups, dead animals in the Right of Way, etc.), call 608-266-4430If after hours, a dispatcher will route your call appropriately.

Engineering Construction Services

Our Construction Engineering group is continuing work on public works construction projects. At this time, no changes have been made to proposed construction projects. If you have a question about a specific project, visit the City’s Projects webpage. Each project page has a direct staff contact involved in the project.


Most permits are being processed as normal. The majority of our permits (including permits to excavate in the Right of Way) are completed online or via email. If you need to submit a paper permit, mail it to City Engineering, 1600 Emil Street, Madison WI 53713. The request will be logged in and directed to appropriate staff.

Erosion control permits, stormwater management permits and permits to plug/abandon sanitary sewer laterals are processed out of our downtown location, which is closed to the public. Applications and checks can be mailed to City Engineering 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Room 115, Madison, WI 53703. Please include contact information. You will get confirmation after your payment is received and processed.

Impact Fee Payments

Please contact Brenda Stanley, directly to determine the fee. Fees may be mailed to our main office (City-County Building, Room 115, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) Include your name, address the fee is related to, phone number, email on your paperwork. You will get confirmation after your payment is received and processed.

New Development Services

We are continuing to work with the development community. If your question is about an existing project, please reach out to the contacts you have used in the past.

If this is a new project, we recommend you reach out to the Planning Department via email,

If you have general utility or storm sewer question about a particular property, please email

Public Information Meetings

A number of public information meetings for upcoming projects have been postponed. When dates are established for these projects, the dates will be posted on respective project pages and also posted on the Engineering Division’s Facebook page under the events tab, along with the City of Madison Calendar.

For any other questions, email
For other agency City service impacts, visit the City's COVID-19 website.

COVID-19-Related Engineering News Releases

 This page will be updated as information becomes available.