Welcome to the City of Hood River Engineering
To protect everyone’s health and safety during the public health crisis, we encourage customers, applicants, and residents to use the City website, email, and phone to conduct business with the City Engineering department when possible.
HOW YOU CAN CONDUCT BUSINESS OPERATIONS DURING THIS TIME:
PERMIT SUBMITTALS: Construction Site / ROW Permits Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the drop off site in the foyer at the Public Works office – 1200 18th Street. Please include a site plan and detailed information of the proposed work with the permit applications.
PAYMENTS: We accept payment by checks or credit card. Remember if you pay with a credit card there is a 3% service fee. If you have any questions, please contact us at 541-387-5201, or email email@example.com.
INSPECTIONS: We are still conducting onsite inspections and site visits. To schedule an appointment, please call 541-387-5201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Engineering Department safeguards the public health, safety and welfare by establishing standards and providing information, recommendations and services for the construction, preservation and improvement of the City’s infrastructure including public facilities built within the City of Hood River and the Urban Growth Area.
The Engineering Department reviews plans, issues permits, and inspects construction to ensure that all work done in the public rights-of-way complies with City Standards and the approved construction plans and specifications.
The Engineering Department issues the following permits:
Required for all work within the public rights-of-way, including sewer lateral connections and all extensions of the public utility systems as well as work on private property that meets conditions outlined in the “City of Hood River Engineering Standards,” Section 2.2 – Construction Site Permit.
Signs within the City of Hood River are regulated under the provisions of the Hood River Municipal Code Chapter 18 – Signs and Related Regulations.
Before being authorized to perform any work on City of Hood River utilities or streets, all contractors must first complete and submit a “City of Hood River Prequalification Application.” Authorization will be granted by the City Engineer to those contractors demonstrating the skill, experience and resources necessary to meet the City’s requirements.
Please fill out and download applicable Engineering applications, and submit them along with all required supporting documentation to email@example.com
If you are uncertain if your upcoming project requires an engineering permit, learn more about engineering permits here, or download our development review checklist.