Four engineers gathered around plans, making notes

The Public Works Engineering Department consists of Traffic, Development, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Water and Capital Project Engineering Divisions. 

Our Mission Vision and Goals include the following:

  • Ensuring public safety through detail-oriented and strategic improvements to mitigate unsafe operation and use of our public property
  • Providing safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation systems to enhance the City of Chico’s economy and livability for all modes of transportation
  • Efficiently and effectively providing a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective sanitary sewer and storm water collection system for our residents and businesses.

Capital Projects

Bike bridge over freeway

The City’s Capital Improvements Projects program continues its aggressive efforts to keep up with the needs of our growing community.


Development Engineering

a row of houses

The Development Engineering Division conducts the engineering review component of the City’s development process to ensure compliance with the Chico Municipal Code and accepted engineering standards and practices related to processing subdivision maps. 


Sewer & Storm Drain Engineering

Storm drain at corner of sidewalk

The Sewer Engineering Division is responsible for engineering the sewer and storm water collection system.

The Storm Water Engineering Division is responsible for coordinating and implementing the City’s Storm Water Management Program, a comprehensive program required under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES); Storm Water Regulations (Phase II MS4 permit) regulated by the State Water Resources Quality Control Board (SWRQCB).


Traffic Engineering

Man installing pedestrian signal head on signal pole

The Traffic Engineering Division is responsible for transportation and traffic safety planning, as well as bicycle/pedestrian related projects.  Activities include reviewing capital and development projects for traffic safety, bicycle and pedestrian impacts, preparing grant applications, conducting traffic modeling studies, and other transportation-related projects.

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