The Division of Engineering oversees the design and construction of capital infrastructure projects, ensures new development is compliant with the community’s standards, and manages permitting within the public right-of-way.

PLEASE NOTE: In response to COVID-19 and the CDC’s recommendations, until further we will no longer accept in-person payments effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Land Disturbance Permit payments can be done by credit card online. Checks and money orders can be mailed to the address below. Checks, money orders, and cash payments can be deposited at the LexServ drop box in front of 200 East Main St.  Payments deposited in the LexServ dropbox need to include the purpose of the payment and applicant contact information. No permits will be issued until payment has been received.

Division of Engineering
101 E. Vine St.
4th Floor
Lexington, KY  40507

Manuals for New Development and Design and Construction can be found on their pages.

Paint markings on the street could be local utility companies marking their service lines.  Below are the standard paint colors used by each utility.

Call before you dig


Woodhill Drive closure extended until Tuesday

The road had been expected to reopen on Friday, June 10.

Bridge on Clemens Drive reopens after repairs

The bridge on Clemens Drive near Old Higbee Mill Road has been reopened to traffic.    The bridge had been closed to allow crews to make necessary repairs after the state determined that the bridge had suffered structural wear and tear.

Truck-a-Palooza offers chance to see city trucks up close

Truck-a-Palooza, the city’s annual touch-a-truck event, will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, between 1 and 4 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. This event is open to all ages and is free to the public.