City of Arvada Engineering Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the standards for street construction, utility work and storm water drainage on all projects in the city.

All work within the City's right of way is regulated and inspected by the Engineering Division. Contractors and utility companies working in the right of way are required to be licensed by the City and have a permit and approved traffic control plan for the work they are doing.

Floodplain management is also a responsibility of Engineering. The City's goal in floodplain management is to reduce the risk to life and property during floods. There is a Flood Protection Handbook available for free that can be picked up at City Hall.

A part of the Engineering Division, City of Arvada’s Traffic and Transportation operations installs, operates and maintains street markings, signs, traffic signals and other vehicular and pedestrian traffic control devices on city-owned roadways. 


Engineering Permit and Inspection Scheduling Process

Engineering permits (general and utility) require a minum of 24 hours for processing. Permits that are complex or include multiple locations may require up to 48 hours for processing. Fully completed permit applications and supporting documents including traffic control plans if necessary, can be dropped off at Engineering, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. The applicant will be notified as soon as the permit is ready. 

Scheduling for right-of-way inspections will be online only. Please visit


Location: 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002

Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday except for holidays. 

Contact: 720-898-7640 (p), 720-898-7603 (f)


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