Public Notices

Construction Branch Inspector Opportunities

The Construction Branch of the Engineering and Construction Division within the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering (PWE) Department is responsible for providing inspection services for infrastructure projects as part of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and is continually looking to fill inspector positions with qualified and experienced individuals.

Easement Reverter Procedure

Below are guidelines with instructions on how to submit a request to the City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering Department to acknowledge the reversion of an easement deed which contains reverter language.

Engineering Standards Section

Vacant, Senior Project Manager

The Engineering Standards Section is responsible for the Infrastructure Design Manual, Standard Specification Construction Manual, and Standard Details. These documents are used on Capital Projects, as well as private development projects. Provides administrative support and coordination to the Office of the City Engineer. This Section also facilitates the availability of these documents through the department’s website and serves as a clearinghouse for all revisions to these documents.

  • Approved Products & Product Approval Committee
  • Maintenance of Standard Specifications and Details
  • Maintenance of Design Guidelines
  • Clearinghouse for changes to Standards, Guidelines and Procedures
  • Web availability of Standards, Guidelines and Procedures

Floodplain Management Office

Jamila Johnson, P.E., CFM, Managing Engineer 

  • Floodplain Management
  • Floodplain Development Permits and Inspection
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Joint Referral Committee

Application to request the JRC to consider either the abandonment and sale of a street, alley, or easement by the City of Houston or an encroachment agreement allowing you to maintain a building, or other permanent structure within a city street.

Monitoring Well Program Description

The Office of the City Engineer Branch is designated by The City of Houston to administer and enforce city ordinances pertaining to the construction, alteration, maintenance, and destruction of monitoring wells and soil borings within the city's right of way.

Multi-Family Properties

Service and Information

P.O. Box 4863 / Houston, TX 77210-4863

Questions regarding rebates, please call: 832-395-2682. 

Questions regarding water bills, please call: 713-371-1400.

Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program

This directory contains information regarding the NSR Program.  With the implementation of Rebuild Houston, petitions are no longer being accepted for the reconstruction of Local Residential Streets. 

Product Approval Committee

Located in this directory are lists of Standard Products by discipline. Each area within the Engineering, Construction and Real Estate (ECRE) Division will have a list of approved products and are currently approved for download:

PWE - 100

In order to be considered for professional architectural and engineering services with the City of Houston , Department of Public Works and Engineering, a firm must be qualified.

Standard Professional Services Contracts

The three-phase contract forms are used for contracts in which the engineering consultant will perform phase I preliminary engineering services, phase II engineering design services and/or phase III construction phase services.

Substitute Service Line Program

For the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Houston, the Substitute Service Line Program (SSLP) provides water and wastewater service line relocations (substitute services) to water or wastewater mains within the public right-of-way. 

Utility Relocation Ordinance Program

The City of Houston Utility Relocation Ordinance Program was adopted by City Council in April 2005 to establish a utility relocation policy for the City of Houston; amending Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances to set forth policies and procedures for the relocation of facilities located within the public rights-of-way to accommodate Public Works construction projects. The program is intended to promote cooperation from private utility owners where the relocation of their facilities are necessary to accommodate public improvement projects.