Department of Public Works
Engineering and Traffic Division
70 Tapley Street
Chris Cignoli, Director
Matt Sokop, P.E., City Engineer
8:00 am- 3:00 pm, Monday- Friday
Engineering (413) 787-6210 / Fax 413-787-6029
Board of Public Works
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00pm at the project site under discussion.
Description of Board/Commission:
The Board of Public Works is composed of three members appointed by the Mayor for a three-year term. The board holds public hearings on projects such as street acceptance, discontinuance, sewer installation or relocation, utilities placed in the public ways. The Board handles all matters pertaining to the conversion of Private Way into Public Way. The Board levies betterment assessments on abutting properties affected by improvements. The Board makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for approval.
Sewer Entrance Fee Street Occupancy
Projections In/Over Street
Process for Obtaining Permit(s):
Applications may be obtained at DPW Engineering Division office during regular business hours or online at DPW website
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Time Frame for Public Hearing:
Time frame for Decision:
See table below.
Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes
M.G.L. Chapters 82A, 84,146, 164, 165,166A, DTE 98-22; and
1926 CFR 1926, Subpart P
Contractor License Application Fee
Street Opening/Trenching Application Fee
Life Cycle Pavement Fees
Pavement less than one (1) year old
Pavement less than five (5) years old
Pavement five (5) to ten (10) years old
Pavement over ten (10) years old
$120.00/ sq. ft.
$ 65.00/ sq. ft.
$ 23.00/ sq. ft.
$ 15.00/ sq. ft.
Blanket Manhole (public utility)
General roadway excavation
General street excavation prior to city resurfacing program
For permit application procedures and fees see: http://www.springfieldcityhall.com/DPW/permits.html