Engineering Department

Excavator Pulling a Pipe out of the Ground


The Engineering Department is responsible for the following municipal operations:

  • Planning, designing, and overseeing construction of capital improvements and enhancements to municipal roadways, traffic signals, storm sewers, sanitary sewers when part of a road project, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
  • Preparation of municipal mapping information
  • Supervision of private property owner/developer compliance with planning/zoning board requirements and applicable ordinances
  • Preparation of tax maps
  • Coordination of public utility infrastructure work in the Princeton public right-of-way
  • Issuance and inspection of road opening permits and right-of-way occupancy permits
  • Oversight of the Princeton municipal transit service
  • Coordination with other Municipal, County, State, and Federal agencies including but not limited to:
    • Mercer County
    • Mercer County Soil Conservation District
    • Montgomery Township
    • New Jersey (NJ) Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
    • NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

Coordination with Boards & Committees

The Engineering Department works through coordination with the following Boards and Committees: