Engineering

‌Engineering is a division of The County's Development Services. The division provides leadership and expertise for the building, improvement and management of public infrastructure. In addition to these projects, the department oversees and is responsible for:

Land Development and Servicing
Project Engineering, Contract Preparation & Tendering and Project Management
Mapping, Data and Civic Addressing
Encroachment Agreements
Entrance Permits and Approvals

Land Development and Servicing

Planning applications and construction projects require information regarding traffic, water and wastewater services and drainage issues. To support the development and planning process, the Engineering Department conducts field reviews and comments on consents and zoning applications. They also prepare subdivision agreements, site plan agreements and reviews and approves all engineering design drawings for subdivisions and site plans. Subdivision agreements are administered to ensure that all servicing works (roads, sidewalks, sewer, watermains) are constructed to County standards.

Project Engineering, Contract Preparation & Tendering and Project Management

Project preparation and management is a key aspect of the engineering function. It includes everything from issuing tenders and requests for proposals to the management and oversight of all capital projects for roads construction, equipment and housing, and water and wastewater operations. Engineering consultants are typically used to design and inspect larger projects.

Mapping, Data and Civic Addressing

The Engineering department keeps and maintains an inventory of the roads and bridges in Prince Edward County and assigns civic addresses (“911” number) to properties during the entrance permit process.

Encroachment Agreements

An encroachment agreement makes it easier for you to sell your property if you have a structure or utility (e.g. water well) that encroaches on municipal land. The Engineering Department prepares and makes recommendations for encroachment agreements. To apply please view and complete our encroachment agreement information and application. 

Entrance Permits

Entrance Permits are required for the construction of any new driveways or driveway upgrades. Applications are assessed on site to identify traffic hazards, culvert requirements, etc. New driveways are then inspected to ensure construction meets the requirements identified in the initial assessment. At this time, a civic address (911 address) will be issued. To apply, please complete our entrance permit application.

In addition to entrance permits, the Engineering Department approves the location of any new utilities (e.g. telephone, natural gas, Hydro).