Engineering Division

Community Development

Upcoming City Hall Closure

The engineering division will be unavailable from Tuesday August 11 through Wednesday August 19. Staff will be moving to the new city hall building, and all internet, server & phone systems will be down during this time.

  • Right-of-Way permits and Private Property Paving permits will not be issued during this time.

  • The engineering division will not be performing inspections during this period.

  • Our voicemail and phone system will not be operational during the move, but you can e-mail generaleng@romi.gov with questions and we will attempt to respond as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Temporary Policy Updates:

Permit applications will temporarily be accepted via mail or email along with fee and bond payments. Please contact the engineering division via email or phone for detailed information on how to submit. 

Existing active permits issued prior to April 1, 2020 will be automatically extended for 60 days to account for the construction shutdown.

To receive public utility or original plat map information, please submit a MISS DIG Design Ticket and any pertinent information will be emailed.

Responsibilities


The engineering division is responsible for the design and new construction of roads, sidewalks and major park improvements as well as traffic control and water and sewer infrastructure.  The department regulates all construction work performed in the public right-of-way, and evaluates all planned public improvement and private development impacts to public property. Engineering is also responsible for reviewing and recommending solutions to traffic and parking issues.

Site Plan Reviews and Permits


When required by City Code, City Engineer, City Commission, Planning Commission, or Zoning Board, detailed engineered site plans are submitted and reviewed by the city engineer for approval prior to beginning a project.  
The engineering division also issues various permits that involve construction work in the public right-of-way, paving on commercial properties and the access or use of city utilities, as outlined in the Permits section.

Building & Development Assistance


The engineering division assists prospective developers, builders, and consulting engineers with information regarding the availability, size, and general location of all City utilities. Information can be obtained at the engineering division counter or requested via FOIA or MISS DIG design ticket. Information is also provided to residents and other interested parties as necessary at the engineering division counter.

Permits can be issued during normal business hours.  If you would like to discuss site plans and permit concerns with an engineer, open office hours and appointments are available.

Open Office Hours  
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.