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The Engineering Division is committed to providing safe and durable infrastructure to our community through efficient and resourceful engineering services. City Engineering is responsible for:

Multi-modal Transportation Engineering: Mobility and Circulation Link to webpage

The Engineering Division is responsible for long term planning and implementation of multi-modal improvements including sidewalk, bicycle, and transit facilities, access management, and traffic engineering.  These efforts include coordination with other agencies such as the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Routt County Multi-Modal Group, the Northwest Transportation Planning Region, Bike Town USA, and Safe Routes to School.


The department conducts inspections of all construction projects within the City. Projects include new private development, redevelopment and City funded capital improvement projects. The inspectors also provide the initial contact and response to citizen requests and inquiries relating to flooding, erosion, and infrastructure evaluation.

  • To schedule a Right-of-Way Inspection call Thorne Clark at 970-846-9337. Please provide your name, site address and building permit number. Inspections are not conducted between November 1 and May 1 due to snow restricting visibility of site improvements.

Engineering Review

Submittals to the City for development are required to comply with City criteria and standards. Submittals include building permits, drainage reports, geohazard reports, construction plans, grading/erosion control plans, and street and storm sewer plans and profiles.

Stormwater Management Link to webpage

City Engineering manages the City's Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permit Program. The Stormwater permit addresses storm water quality with an emphasis on controlling and limiting pollutants to the City's drainage system through Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Storm water runoff is precipitation that falls onto impervious (non-absorbent) surfaces such as roadways, driveways, parking lots and rooftops. Instead of being absorbed into the ground, the precipitation moves over these surfaces and makes its way into the drainage system and eventually into the nearest water source.

Design and Construction

Engineering is responsible for those projects designed and managed with in-house staff. Work includes drainage analysis, project design, preparation of construction drawings and contract documents, project inspection, and construction contract administration. Typical projects include roadway and drainage improvement projects, infrastructure maintenance projects, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps, and drainage investigations.

Engineering Documents

The Engineering Documents Page contains information such as building permit checklists, plans, permits, forms and other documents needed from the Engineering Department.

Ben Beall
City Engineer

P.O. Box 775088
136 10th St.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Ph: (970) 871-8293
Fx: (970) 879-8851

Monday – Thursday
7:30 am- 5:30 pm