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Robert Chen, P.E. (Manager)

Engineering Division
(863) 834-6040 
Site Plan Review
(863) 834-8442
Right-of-Way Use Permit
(863) 834-8437
Engineering Standards Manual
(863) 834-6040

Main Office:
2nd Floor, City Hall
228 S. Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Design and Permitting

The Design and Permitting Section consists of two Licensed Civil Engineers and three engineers/designers, one Engineering Technician and three Engineering Inspectors. 

Major services provided are:

1. Design and project management for Capital Improvement Projects of roadway and stormwater facilities.

2. Obtain necessary permits for the design projects from agencies, such as Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and Polk County.

3. Site plan review of private development projects, including subdivisions, apartment complexes and commercial establishments.

4. Review and approve right-of-way use permits for construction activities within the corporate City limits.

5. Inspect construction activities within the City maintained right of way.

6. Maintain City wide stormwater structures inventory.

7. Provide assistance to other City Departments with engineering support.

For more information about the Design and Permitting Section, please contact Robert Chen at (863) 834-6040.