The mission of the Bureau of Engineering is to design high quality public improvements which employ proven practices and sound engineering principles.
The Bureau of Engineering is responsible for the City's buildings, bridges, dams, and support structures, as well as the safe management of 150 miles of roadway and over 125 signalized intersections. The Bureau administers planned improvements related to Troy's roadways and right-of-way, surveying and mapping, design and new construction, flood control and floodplain management, and erosion and sediment control. They are the liaison with Federal, State, County, and municipal agencies for any such projects. The Bureau further coordinates with residents and property owners to implement the public improvements of new residential, commercial, or industrial projects and coordinates with utility companies for private utility construction in City right-of-way.
If you would like to make a report or request regarding street lighting, please use our street light form.
For information regarding the City's zoning ordinance or building, housing, plumbing or electrical codes please contact the Bureau of Code Enforcement at 518-279-7180.
For matters concerning drainage structures, water mains, sanitary sewers, or storm drains please contact the Department of Public Utilities at 518-237-0611.
The Bureau of Engineering issues the following permits:
- Accessible Parking (PDF)
Required for the installation of Accessible Parking signage within City rights-of-way.
- Curb Cut (PDF)
Required for the adjustment of curbing or sidewalk to provide access to City streets. (Section 141-40 and Section 285-83)
- Encroachment (PDF)
Required prior to the installation of any privately-owned structure or feature within the right-of-way. Typically associated with porches, decks, ramps, or stairs for residential uses. (Section 141-66 - 71)
- Excavation (PDF)
Required for disturbances in the right-of-way. Typically associated with trenching for utilities. (Section 251-9)
Details & Specifications
- Guidelines for Work Within the Right-of-Way
- Curbing Detail
- Typical Street Restoration
- Concrete Sidewalk
- Turning Template – Truck Company