• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

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    Jan Boles

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    Angie Point

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    Destination Caldwell

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    Destination Caldwell


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Engineering Department

The City of Caldwell Engineering Department is located in the Development Services Building at 621 Cleveland Boulevard. Our mission is to provide suitable and safe roads, parks, walkways, and utility access for a growing community. The Engineering Department is responsible for Caldwell's Municipal Engineering Program and is responsible for many services to other City Departments.

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.)
  • Administration of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to maintain FEMA NFIP compliance
  • 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

Road & Lane Closures

PLEASE NOTE: Each Right-of-Way Permit costs $70.00. A violation fee of $140.00 will be charged for work done without an approved permit. A Right-of-Way Permit must be accompanied with a traffic control plan. A valid Public Works License is required. 

APPLY ONLINE: Right-of-Way Permits can be submitted and paid for online by clicking here

APPLY VIA FAX OR IN-PERSON: Complete the Right-Of-Way Permit form and submit it via fax to (208) 455-3012 or in-person at the Engineering Department 621 Cleveland Boulevard.

For a complete list of active road and lane closures, please click here to be taken directly to the Street Department Road Closure page where this information is provided.

Standard Forms and Specifications

City of Caldwell Standards and Revisions to the Idaho Standards for Public Works Construction (ISPWC) is available below via download at no cost. The document will be used as a guidance manual for consulting engineers and contractors working within the City of Caldwell.

Engineering Fee Schedule                    Link to pay engineering inspection fees                

Fee Chart 2019-2020

The Engineering Department is responsible for assessing 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 assessed by the Building Department and Planning & Zoning. Sewer and water usage fees are established by the City Engineer and administered by the Water Department.


Vacation of Right-of-Way & Utilities           Pay for right-of-way permit icon

Contact Us

Please click on the link below for a complete list of staff and their contact information.

Engineering Related Links

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