Department of Building & Engineering Objectives

    The Town Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks to ensure high quality development within the Town of Plainfield. The Engineer provides technical review and assistance through the following duties:

  • Reviewing proposed subdivisions, development plans and development incentives going before the Plainfield Plan Commission.
  • Reviewing proposed variances and special exceptions going before the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Providing technical information to the Planning Department and various other departments through the Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Managing all public works projects undertaken by the Town, including developing new streets, creating parks, extending of water and sewer lines, and building other infrastructure.
  • Providing building and engineering information when requested by the general public, permit applicants, or other agencies or departments;
  • Attending and participating in meetings of the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals as directed, as well as providing technical assistance to these groups.
  • Remaining abreast of changes in building codes, regulations and construction techniques.

The Building Inspector works under the general supervision of the Town Engineer to ensure compliance with federal, state and municipal regulations concerning building construction. Duties of the Building Inspector include:

  • Reviewing and approving building permit applications.
  • Issuing building permits, occupancy permits and street cut permits.
  • Performing inspections of structures being constructed to insure that they meet building code standards.
  • Reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications, codes and standards.
  • Maintaining records and files of plans, maps and permits issued.
  • Filing any necessary reports to state or federal agencies regarding permits and housing activities, as well as to the Town Engineer when requested.
  • Providing code and regulation information when requested by the general public, permit applicants, or other agencies or departments.
  • Attending and participating in meetings of the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals as directed, as well as providing technical assistance to these groups.
  • Remaining abreast of changes in building codes, regulations and construction techniques.