The mission of St. Helens Public Works – Engineering is to provide timely, professional engineering support for public and private maintenance and development activities. The Engineering staff provides planning, design, inspection, and project management for long-range capital improvement projects.
These projects develop new and/or enhance existing publicly owned infrastructure such as water, sewer, streets, and parks. Staff provides plan reviews, permits and construction inspections for public infrastructure portions of privately financed residential, commercial, and industrial developments in order to ensure consistency and the maximum service life possible. Staff issues permits regulating use and activity within the pubic rights-of-way. Staff is responsible for maintaining City infrastructure records such as plats, partitions, and construction drawings depicting street, water, sewer and storm drainage systems. Staff also maintains the City’s aerial photos and Geographical Information System (GIS).