Engineering Review & Permitting

Services Provided

The Public Works Department is responsible for engineering review and/or permitting of any work in public rights-of-way, requests for connection to Bowie water or sewer utilities, stormwater management (SWM), and any sediment control measures required at construction sites. 

Examples of work requiring review or permitting include:

  • Development projects that extend public street infrastructure or storm drains;
  • Utility work within City maintained rights-of-way including repairs, extensions or new connections; 
  • Installation of new poles or pole attachments for wireless or cellular communications;
  • Any repairs, modifications, or new installations of driveway entrances;
  • Any work that directly discharges drainage onto City streets or into City storm drains;
  • Stormwater management (SWM) concepts and designs for any development requiring SWM permits (disturbance of 5,000 square feet or more);
  • Any construction requiring sediment control permit (disturbance of 5,000 square feet of earth);
  • Request to connect to or extend City water or sewer utilities.

To guide developers through the SWM, sediment control and work in public right-of-way permitting process, a number of applications, plan review checklists, standard, policies, and other documents are available below.

Development Plan Review Checklists

Permit Application Forms

Permits & Other Fees 

Bond Release Application

Bowie Water and Sewer Utility 

Standards, Specifications, City Code References

Easement Templates


Construction Cost Estimating