The City of Thunder Bay's Engineering Division is responsible for long-range planning, design, construction supervision and records management of:

  • storm drainage systems
  • sanitary sewage collection and treatment
  • water supply, treatment and distribution
  • roads and bridges

The Engineering Division also tracks repairs made to our streets by outside agencies through the use of the Utility Location Permit application.

Driveway permit applications for residential and other uses are also administered by the Engineering Division.

**NEW*** - Apply for a Driveway Permit online! 

 Driveway Permit Application 

Before applying for a Driveway Permit, see the Driveway Construction Standards. Also, see the Driveway Permit Application Instructions and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Fill out the Driveway Permit Application.

Once you have filled out the Driveway Permit Application form, pay and submit your Driveway Permit Application.

Insurance

Driveway permits that involve construction to be performed on the City street allowance will also require proof of insurance, submitted either by the applicant/home owner if they are doing the work themselves, or by the Contractor performing the work. Homeowners must submit a copy of their homeowner's insurance policy showing $2 million general liability insurance coverage and must also sign and submit a hold harmless agreement. Contractors must submit a Contractor certificate of insurance form with the appropriate work type and location description. The City maintains a list of all Contractors who have submitted insurance for the year.

Driveway installations are controlled by the City Driveway Control Policy No. 11-02-04. The Policy outlines many of the requirements related to the location and construction of driveways, as well as information requirements related to submitting the application.

Resources

Lead documents 

The contract documents consist of Lead Documents, including Information to Tenderers, Form of Tender, Supplementary Conditions, and General Conditions followed by the Project Specifications.

Note to Consulting Engineers and Project Engineers:

Documents have been provided in Word format for your use. Open the document, save a copy to your computer, and fill it in as required. Any alteration or inserts to the City’s Sample Forms should be highlighted in the submission of any documents for review.

 

Project specifications 

Note to Consulting Engineers and Project Engineers:

Documents have been provided in Word format for your use. Open the document, save a copy to your computer, and fill it in as required. Any alteration or inserts to the City’s Sample Forms should be highlighted in the submission of any documents for review.

Other Information

For Building Permits, see the City's Building and Plumbing Permit Information webpage.

Contacts

Applications for Sewer and Water Connections: 807-625-2287

Design of Street Lighting: 807-625-2266

Traffic & Parking: 807-625-2195

Servicing of Land, Subdivision & Development: 807-625-2444

Drainage & Lot Grading: 807-625-2266

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