Return to Public Opening 

The Government Center has officially reopened.  In an effort to stay consistent with the conservative, proactive approach Hamden has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to provide for the utmost protection to our staff and our residents, we will be requiring masks of everyone in the building, both staff and visitors. It is our goal as a government to model best health and safety practices, while continuing to provide the same level of service to our residents from all Departments, albeit in some cases in different ways.  We will use the same form to request information.

Request information or schedule a meeting here: Meeting Reservation Form - Engr

Phone and Email:

All of our staff will continue to be available via phone and email.  Please be advised that there may be a slight delay while the phone system finds our mobile devices, so when calling there is a long pause before it begins to ring.


During the time we are remote, we will continue to conduct inspections.  While our inspector position is vacant, we will continue to send staff to inspect complaints.  Due to the current vacancy, it will take us longer to conduct inspections.

Map Copies:

If you are in need of copies, please give us a call and we can do research and either provide electronic copies or paper copies.  We are assisting the Town Clerk's Office in Town records map retrieval.


Permits are still available via our online permitting platform.  We have had this electronic platform since January 1, 2020.  This link is above on the left hand menu.


The division staff designs and oversees construction of various types of improvements, which include storm drainage, roads, sidewalks, and infrastructure projects.

In addition, the staff also:

  • Designs and oversees capital improvement projects for city buildings
  • Oversees and administers professional services for various design projects
  • Provides engineering services to other city departments
  • Provides inspection services on street and infrastructure projects
  • Provides liaison services for state projects

Please download the Engineering Department Overview for a comprehensive picture of the Department's services and responsibilities.