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The Engineering Division is responsible for design, inspection, and administration of the City's infrastructure construction projects that include streets, sewers, water lines, drainage systems, and all traffic related activities. The Division produces and maintains the maps, drawings, and records of the City's facilities within the public right-of-way as well as subdivision maps and assists the public with engineering related matters. 

The Engineering Division issues all permits for activities within the public right-of-way that generally includes the streets, sidewalks, and grass parkway areas. 

Types of permits that are issued by Engineering are:

  • Encroachment permits for temporary trash bins. Permits are required to place a temporary trash bin in the street and are valid for a maximum period of two weeks. Contact your disposal company for availability and rental fees for trash containers. 
  • Construction or repair of drive approaches, public sidewalks, wheel chair ramps, or curbs and gutters. 
  • Excavating in the public right-of-way for sewers, water lines, or other digging activities. 
  • Road use permits for extra large or heavy loads.

For more information, please contact the Engineering Division at (562) 929-5723 or

Parkway Landscape Guidelines:

To help make your parkway beautiful and stay in compliance with Chapter 12.32 of the City of Norwalk Municipal Code (NMC), the Public Services Department has provided a quick reference guide. Please note: All parkway landscaping is the sole responsibility of the homeowner and the City does not offer financial assistance for landscape improvement projects.

To view the full ordinance:

  • Norwalk Municipal Code (NMC) 17.03.010 (Landscape Standards) and NMC 12.32.250 (Parkway Landscape Standards):; or
  • Visit City Hall, Community Development Department located in Room 12, to view hard copies of the NMC.

Click here for the Parkway Landscape Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How do I get traffic count information? 

A. Call (562) 929-5723 

City of Norwalk Sewer System Management Plan - Adopted in 2009

Green Streets Manual [PDF]
2011 SSMP Bi-Annual Audit [PDF]
Design and Performance Provisions [PDF]
FOG Control Program [PDF]
Legal Authority [PDF]
Operation and Maintenance Program [PDF]
Overflow Emergency Response Plan [PDF]
System Evaluation and Capacity Assurance Plan [PDF]

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