Engineering Division

Responsibilities:

The Engineering Division provides technical assistance to the many sectors of Town Government. It involves engineering surveys, studies and investigations; implementation of capital improvement projects; design and cost estimating for contracted construction projects; contract administration; project management for Capital, Federal and State Aid projects; preparation of Town maps and records, and engineering assistance to the DPW operating divisions, Town agencies and general public. Construction management and inspection of all contracted capital and in-house division projects and review of stormwater applications for the Planning Board and subdivision review is also provided.

The Engineering Division also offers the following information to the public:

We can provide copies of Assessor's (Tax) maps, Flood Plain &
Watershed Protection District map, Town of Scituate Zoning map
and Flood Insurance maps. There is a small fee (ranging from $.25 to $4.00) for the maps according to the size of the print requested.

Street Opening Permits for the opening (excavation), use, obstructing, or closing of a public way are available in the office and will be issued to contractors at no charge. All excavation within the roadway must be done between April 15th to November 1st.

Street Opening Permit Requirements:
Fee $125.00 per permit
$10,000 bond

Moratorium Streets Requirement:
$5,000 to open a Moratorium Street (5 Year Period)

Moratorium Streets as of 5/2016

As-Builts of subdivisions showing location of property lines/easements are on file for public review.

The Division maintains a "Benchmark System" for use by Surveyors in establishing elevations

In conjunction with the Fire Department the Division issues house/street numbers for all dwellings.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Sean McCarthy Town Engineer 781-545-8732