The City of Caldwell Engineering Department is located at 621 Cleveland Boulevard. Our mission is to provide suitable and safe roads, parks, walkways, and utility access for a growing community.
Major activities of the Engineering Department include:
- Management of the City streets, sewer and water systems
- Management of Local Improvement Districts (LID)
- New development review
- Administration of the Subdivision Ordinance as it pertains to new development
(The ordinance is Chapter 11 of the City Code.)
City of Caldwell Standards and Revisions to the 2003 ISPWC are currently available for no cost via download on this page. A paper set is also available for purchase ($20.00) at the Engineering Department in the Development Services Building at 621 Cleveland Blvd. This document will be used as a guidance manual for consulting engineers and contractors working within the City of Caldwell.
The Engineering Department is responsible for Caldwell's Municipal Engineering Program. Meet the professionals who administer the Municipal Engineering Program, access city standards, download permits, and more by contacting our office (information at the bottom).
Road & Lane Closures
To apply for a road or lane closure, please complete the Right-Of-Way Permit form and submit it to the Engineering Department accompanied with a traffic control plan. The permit can be submitted in person, via fax to (208) 455-3012, and beginning October 1, 2017 can also be submitted and paid for online by clicking here. A valid Public Works License is required. There is currently no fee for a permit, but beginning October 1, 2017 there will be a $30.00 fee for each permit. A violation fee of $60.00 will be charged for work done without an approved permit.
Standard Forms and Specifications
- Right-Of-Way Permit PLEASE NOTE NEW FEES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017: $30.00 FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMIT & $60.00 FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY VIOLATION
- CM-Irrigation District Supplemental Specs to ISPWC-2015
These standard specifications and details apply all City of Caldwell Department of Public Works irrigation construction contracts and permits. They are supplements to the Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC) and are compiled here to guide, inform and assist engineering firms, developers, contractors and all other interested parties of the construction requirements to be used on irrigation public works types of projects for the City of Caldwell.
- Fee Chart 2016-2018
- ORD 2794 Infrastructure Policy
- Record Drawing Requirements 2009
- Stormwater Manual/Policy July 2009
- SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS For the 2015 ISPWC
The standard specifications apply in their entirety to all City of Caldwell Department of Public Works construction contracts and permits. These supplements to the Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC) are intended to accompany the ISPWC-2015. They are compiled here to guide, inform and assist engineering firms, developers, contractors and all other interested parties of the construction requirements to be used on public works types of projects for the City of Caldwell. (Amended by Bill No. 4, Ordinance No. 2787, dated March 16, 2009.)
The following is a brief list of the services the City of Caldwell Engineering Department provides to the community. In addition to the following services, the Engineering Department is responsible for many services to other City Departments.
- Location of Easements and Right-Of-Way
- Plats of City roads, City property and private property
- Location of City sewer, water, and storm drain lines
- Fees associated with Residential and Commercial buildings
- Review of Commercial, Residential, and Subdivision Plats
Engineering Fee Schedule
The Engineering Department is responsible for accessing sewer and water connection fees on building permit applications. We also have review fees for commercial and subdivision construction plan review. Other new development fees are accessed by the Building Department and Planning & Zoning. Sewer and water usage fees are established by the City Engineer and administered by the Water Department.
Our office is located at 621 Cleveland Boulevard on the 2nd floor. Please click on the link below for a complete list of staff and their contact information.
Engineering Related Links
- Idaho Transportation Department
- State of Idaho
- Compass: Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho
- Local Weather
- The Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC) Manual (2015)
The information provided here is offered as a convenience only. No agency, entity or individual guarantees or can be held liable for the accuracy of the information provided. If you know of a change or update that is required or of an error in the information provided here, please notify the Webmaster and the change will be made as soon as possible. Thank You.