The Engineering Department monitors contracted construction projects and permits by private contractors in the City of Bismarck streets, rights of way, and public easements. These projects include:

  • Street resurfacing and reconstruction and new roadway paving projects
  • Installation and repair of public sidewalks, driveway aprons, curbs, and gutter
  • Installation and repair of water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer facilities
  • Installation of roadway lighting and traffic signals

Guidance & Information

The Engineering Department also provides guidance and information relating to:

  • Land development
  • Stormwater and flood plain management
  • Traffic matters including parking, street signs, road closures, and pavement markings
  • Property boundaries
  • Water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, and transportation network master planning
  • Records of public infrastructure, including water, sewer, road, lighting, and service lines to private buildings

Information related to these items can be found on this site or by contacting the Engineering Department at 701 355-1505.


The Engineering Department works in conjunction with the Public Works Department which is responsible for operations and maintenance items such as:

  • Pothole patching, crack sealing, and pavement repairs
  • Street sweeping and sanding
  • Snow removal on streets
  • Hydrant flushing
  • Clogged storm drains
  • Water main breaks and leaks
  • Boulevard trees
  • Landfill, solid waste, and recycling
  • Non-working roadway lights and traffic signals

If you have a question about the City of Bismarck Public Works maintenance crews working in your area, you can find answers by contacting the Public Works Department at 701 355-1700.