Engineering Services

Engineering Services has primary responsibility for managing the City’s capital improvement projects, including the planning, design, and construction management of public buildings, streets, utilities, stormwater facilities, and recreational facilities. Engineering Services also provides general engineering support and infrastructure planning for City departments, plans review for public improvements within subdivisions and commercial sites, and coordination of activities with utility companies, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and other federal, state, and local government agencies.

Engineering Services consists of a team of engineers, surveyors, technicians, and administrative staff organized under the City Engineer. The division provides a wealth of services to aid departments in their decision making, including information on infrastructure planning, environmental impact and surveying services, and assistance with issues related to property ownership. Engineering Services can provide construction cost estimates, construction management services, field surveying, mapping, drafting, and general engineering consultation.

Standards, Policies, and Control Maps

Design and construction standards for the City were revised in 2012 to make land development more effective and efficient. The standards include four sections addressing drainage, sanitary sewers, streets, and an addendum. The Public Works Department has also revised the City’s utility policy and created an outdoor lighting policy and procedures guide.

Construction Standards

Design and Construction Standards

Outdoor Lighting Policy

Outdoor Lighting Policy and Procedures

Horizontal Control & Vertical Control (Benchmarks)

Horizontal Control Map - Effective Jan. 1, 2013

Vertical Control Map (Benchmarks) - Effective Mar. 1, 2016

VDOT Locally Administered Projects

Local governments often work with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to oversee transportation projects that receive state or federal funding. This website will provide information on current and future projects in Hampton. For more information, contact Stefanie Strachan, the City’s VDOT program manager at 757-727-6391 or email You also can visit VDOT’S website for information on locally administered projects statewide.

Development Services

The Development Services division does not fall under Public Works. Development Services maintains development operations, plans review, and permit processing for the City and the general public. For more information, contact our Development Services Center.