The Engineering Division is under the direction of the City Engineer and the Assistant City Engineer and is responsible for all construction operations within the public right-of-ways and/or public easements. The Engineering Department issues permits to work within the City of Livonia right-of-way and easements including new or replacing sidewalk and drive approaches; residential or commercial sanitary sewer repairs; utility work such as telecommunications, gas main, storm sewers, water mains; reviews plans for new site or redevelopment, and provide final grade certification. The Engineering Department also issues Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, (SESC), permits. The work is handled by ten full-time employees. The department consists of three sections: Administrative, Design and Field.


The Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works:

  • Inspects public construction work
  • Prepares plans and specifications and administers contracts for the City’s public improvement projects
  • Processes permits for work within the public right-of-way
  • Reviews plans for public improvements


  • Permit Questions: (734) 466-2571
  • Plan Review: (734) 466-2574
  • Public Utility Information: (734) 466-2570
  • Transportation Permits for Over Weight/Over Width Load: (734) 466-2571

Request a service from the Engineering Department.