Engineering Permit Inspection Information


Review the section below pertaining to your type of work.

  • Commercial Site

    Commercial projects are processed by the Building Inspection Division. The Public Works Engineering Division performs several inspections during the construction phase including a pre-construction meeting, interim site inspections, and a final inspection.

    Public Works Engineering Inspectors shall be notified through the eTRAKiT or IVR system for a pre-construction meeting at least 48 hours prior to beginning any site construction activities.  

    The IVR system can be accessed by calling 863.213.0481.  


     Access eTRAKiT

    eTrakit How To's

    In case of difficulties with the TRAKiT or IVR systems, call 863.834.6012


    Construction Resources

    Public Works Engineering Inspectors perform inspections for driveways, public sidewalks, solid waste enclosures, erosion control, and other aspects of a project site.  All work must comply with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.

    Below are some valuable resources to use during construction:


    Questions

    If you have any questions related to a driveway, solid waste enclosure, and/or erosion control please contact an inspector below, based on your project location, contact:

    North of Downtown: Alex Walter | 863.640.4136
    South of Downtown: Troy Williams | 863.640.4142
    Downtown: Phil Hart | 863.510.6258

  • Demolition

    Demolitions are processed by the Building Inspection Division and inspected by the Public Works Engineering Division.  Public Works Engineering Inspectors shall be notified through the eTRAKiT or IVR system for a PW inspection at least 48 hours prior to beginning any site construction activities.  The IVR system can be accessed by calling 863.213.0481.


    Access eTRAKiT

     eTrakit How To's

    In case of difficulties with the TRAKiT or IVR systems, call 863.834.6012


    Questions

    Please contact James Allen at 863.838.1148 if  you have questions about your demolition.  If James is not available, please contact Phil Hart, Chief Engineering Inspector, at 863.510.6258.


    Resources

    All work must comply with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.  Below are some valuable resources to use during construction:

  • Residential Driveway

    Driveways are processed by the Building Inspection Division and inspected by the Public Works Engineering Division.  Public Works Engineering Inspectors shall be notified through the eTRAKiT or IVR system for a PW Driveway PREPOUR inspection at least 48 hours prior to beginning any site construction activities.  The IVR system can be accessed by calling 863.213.0481.  


    Access eTRAKiT

     eTrakit How To's

    In case of difficulties with the TRAKiT or IVR systems, call 863.834.6012


    All work must comply with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.  

    Below are some valuable resources to use during construction:


    Contact

    Please contact James Allen at 863.838.1148 if you have questions about how to install your new driveway.  If James is not available, please contact Phil Hart, Chief Engineering Inspector at 863.510.6258.

  • Right-of-Way Use

    Any work within the City of Lakeland right-of-way of any nature, including road or sidewalk closures, will require a Right-of-Way Use Permit through the Public Works Engineering Division, prior to commencement of any work.

    All work within the right-of-way shall be in full compliance with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.  A "Maintenance of Traffic Plan" shall be required for all traffic detours, lane closures and/or construction work within City rights-of-way.  The Traffic Operations Division shall approve said plan and shall be notified at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance at telephone number 863.834.3491.  


    Resources

    Below are some valuable resources to use during construction:


    Contact

    Please contact David Stroud at 863.834.8437 for information on how to apply for a right-of-way use permit.  Please contact Phil Hart at 863.510.6258 with any field-related questions.

  • Site Alteration (Site Work)

    The Public Works Engineering Division performs several inspections during the demolition phase. 


    Questions

    If you have any questions related to your demolition, please contact an inspector below, based on your project location:

    Public Works Engineering Inspectors perform inspections for erosion control and other aspects of the project site.  All work must comply with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.


    Resources

    Below are some valuable resources to use during construction:

  • Subdivision

    The Public Works Engineering Division will issue a Letter of Authorization to Begin Construction upon approval of a set of subdivision plans.  Upon approval, the developer is required to schedule a pre-construction meeting at least 48 hours prior to starting construction.  


    Pre-Construction Meeting

    The following individuals shall be invited to the pre-construction meeting:

    PUBLIC WORKS
    Phil Hart
    O: 863.834.6246
    C: 863.510.6285

    WATER AND WASTEWATER
    Gina Graham
    O: 863.834.8327

    LAKELAND ELECTRIC
    Michael Vann
    O: 863-834-6311

    PARKS & RECREATION
    Bill Koen
    O: 863-834-2233


    Compliance

    All construction shall be in compliance with the City of Lakeland Engineering Standards Manual.  A set of the City approved final construction plans shall be kept at the construction site for inspection.

    During construction, any modifications to the plans must be re-approved by the City.

    Copies of all permits necessary for construction from FDEP, SWFWMD, US Army Corp, FDOT, Polk County, etcetera, shall be kept on-site for the entire duration of construction.  Upon completion of the improvements, please make a request to the City inspectors for a final inspection, which will be required prior to the final approval of your construction by the City.  The Engineer of Record will also need to submit the required certifications and as-built records to the City for review and approval.


    Resources

    Below is a valuable resource to use during construction:

    General Conditions of Approval


    Developers are encouraged to submit plan geometry as early as possible in order to provide time to complete reviews in advance of construction completion.