Bureau of Engineering 422-1215

The Bureau of Engineering provides engineering research, design and construction services for all departments and agencies of the City of White Plains. This Bureau maintains engineering records within the City's infrastructure that consist of vital support systems, including water supply, wastewater collection, storm drains and upholds state mandated stormwater requirements.

The Engineering Bureau designs, executes and supervises contracts for all City approved engineering projects; as well as for construction and maintenance of the City's infrastructure - including sanitary sewers, water mains, pumping stations, storm water drains, roadways, sidewalks, parking structures, parking lots, street lights, public buildings, fiber optic system, skating rink, swimming pools and athletic fields.

In addition, this Bureau provides project management and engineering services for municipal commissions and boards. The Engineering Bureau also furnishes technical information, engineering advice, computer aided drafting and design; as well as manual drafting to the public and to private consulting firms.

Stormwater, Soil & Erosion Control - It's a Law

Renovating or Building New?

Under NY State Law, renovations, additions or new buildings on any property, besides requiring a permit from the Building Department (914) 422-1269, may also require the completion of a DPW Stormwater Management Permit Application (SWPP) (PDF), which will be given final approval by DPW’s Bureau of Engineering.
DPW’s Engineering Bureau’s general number is (914) 422-1215.

Administering Requirements

Engineering administers a major portion of the storm water, soil, and erosion control requirements mandated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This program, which was formerly administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is now the responsibility of the city, and specifically, the Commissioner of Public Works.

Intensified Regulations

The regulations were intensified, as per New York State mandate, and significant Bureau of Engineering resources have been required to carry out the State's directives. Further, the Department of Public Works is audited by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to ensure full compliance with the execution of their policies and regulations.

Flood Damage Prevention Program

The Bureau of Engineering administers a major portion of the Flood Damage Prevention Program requirements which are mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This allows homeowners to utilize National Flood Insurance in special flood hazard areas, which is under the responsibility of the Commissioner of Public Works.

The City's current Stormwater Management Program Annual Report (PDF) is now available for public review at the Department of Public Work's, 3rd floor of City Hall and at the White Plains Public Library.  This document is updated annually in May.

The City Storm Water Management Program Plan Documents may also be reviewed at the Department of Public Works, 3rd floor of City Hall, the City Clerk's office in City Hall as well as at the White Plains Library.

Comments and questions regarding the City's Storm Water Management Program may be submitted to the Department of Public Works, 3rd floor of City Hall, 255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 422-1216 or at the City Clerk's office, 1st floor of City Hall, 255 Main Street, White plains, NY 10601 (914) 422-1227.