The Department of Engineering is responsible for providing professional support services for capital projects and development in St. Tammany Parish. To meet these responsibilities, the Department of Engineering is separated into two divisions: Capital Projects Division and Development Division.

Capital Projects DivisionThe Department of Engineering Capital Projects Division is responsible for the oversight and administration of transportation, drainage and other capital projects throughout St. Tammany Parish. The Capital Projects Division provides a range of engineering services that support the Parish’s infrastructure needs, including:

  • Engineering design of capital projects from conceptual to final design
  • Project management of capital projects through the planning, design and construction phases
  • Drainage engineering including drainage complaints processing and stream gauge monitoring
  • Traffic engineering including the evaluation of stop signs and other traffic evaluation requests
  • Bridge engineering; including inspecting 145 parish-maintained bridges
  • Planning and development of major capital projects
  • Quality control and inspection of capital projects
  • Surveying support for capital projects and public works operations
  • Coordinates with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and the Regional Planning Commission on their projects within St. Tammany Parish

Development DivisionThe Department of Engineering Development Division is responsible for the review of private sector commercial and residential development to ensure that new developments and permitted construction are designed as provided for in the St. Tammany Parish Development Code, Subdivision Ordinance and other applicable regulations. Development reviews performed by this division include:

  • Commercial Permits, including associated Traffic Impact Analysis and Drainage Impact Studies
  • Land Clearing Permits
  • Major Subdivisions, including associated Traffic Impact Analysis and Drainage Impact Studies
  • Minor Subdivisions and Re-subdivisions
  • Acts of Correction/Subdivision Amendments
  • Enter the Parish R.O.W.
  • Public posting of subdivision cases for the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Periodic site inspections to confirm compliance with Code
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