Remote Public Services (starting 11/23/2020)
In an effort to stay consistent with the conservative, proactive approach Hamden has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to provide for the utmost protection to our staff and our residents, effective Monday, November 23th, the Engineering Department is moving to Remote Public Service. It is our goal as a government to model best health and safety practices, while continuing to provide the same level of service to our residents from all Departments, albeit in some cases in different ways.
Phone and Email:
All of our staff will continue to be available via phone and email. Please be advised that there may be a slight delay while the phone system finds our mobile devices, so when calling there is a long pause before it begins to ring.
During the time we are remote, we will continue to conduct inspections. While our inspector position is vacant, we will continue to send staff to inspect complaints. Due to the current vacancy, it will take us longer to conduct inspections.
If you are in need of copies, please give us a call and we can do research and either provide electronic copies or paper copies. We are assisting the Town Clerk's Office in Town records map retrieval.
Permits are still available via our online permitting platform. We have had this electronic platform since January 1, 2020. This link is above on the left hand menu.
The division staff designs and oversees construction of various types of improvements, which include storm drainage, roads, sidewalks, and infrastructure projects.
In addition, the staff also:
- Designs and oversees capital improvement projects for city buildings
- Oversees and administers professional services for various design projects
- Provides engineering services to other city departments
- Provides inspection services on street and infrastructure projects
- Provides liaison services for state projects
Please download the Engineering Department Overview for a comprehensive picture of the Department's services and responsibilities.
Certain licenses and permits are administered by the Engineering Department.
Engineering maintains and provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services for the Town departments.
In accordance with the MS4 Stormwater General Permit effective July 1, 2017, the Town of Hamden has complied with registration requirements of the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance Water Permitting and Enforcement Division at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The Engineering Department is currently overseeing many different projects around the Town.
§96.26 of the Town of Hamden’s Ordinance for Snow and Ice Removal, requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks by the person responsible for the premises within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of any precipitation.