Engineering | 206 W. Church St. | P.O. Box 534045 | Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Phone 972-237-8141 | Fax 972-237-8116 | E-Mail
The Engineering Department offers many services to the private development community to assist project owners, designers and contractors throughout the design and construction process. A summary of these services is listed below with links to applicable documents to the left.
Summary of Services
Engineering and Standard Detail Sheets
The Engineering Department manages and updates the City standards for design of civil engineering projects within the City. Standards are the City standard details and the City standards for design of public infrastructure.
Standard Design Documents for Private Development
The Engineering Department issues permits for work on public infrastructure to be dedicated to the City, Clearing, Grubbing and Earthwork permits, and Notifications for utility work within the right-of-way. Fees for permits are found within the Unified Development Code, Section 22.
Impact and Tap Fees
The Engineering Department collects Impact and Tap fees for water and sewer services within the City. Fee rates are found within the Unified Development Code, Section 22, or click here for the Impact and Tap Fee Form that summarizes these fees.
Unified Development Code
The City of Grand Prairie adopted the Unified Development Code on November 20, 1990, by Ordinance No. 4779. The Unified Development Code (or UDC) is a single comprehensive document that is used as the primary guide for development within the City. The Unified Development Code incorporates procedures, standards, and regulations for zoning and land use applications. Applicable sections that pertain to engineering issues are Articles 10: Parking and Loading Standards, 12: Platting, 14: Drainage, 15: Floodplain Management, 16: Site Plan Approval, 17: Concept Plans, 22: Fee Schedule, 23: Master Transportation Plan, and Appendix D: Parking Layout Design Standards.
The City of Grand Prairie offers a free service to keep notified of any events or updates. Sign up and select the "Engineering Development Services" notification to keep up to date on any future revisions to design standards and policies.
The City of Grand Prairie has elevation information available in the form of 1' (one foot) contours.
GIS Survey Monuments
The GIS Survey Monuments link provides information on the City of Grand Prairie's GPS Monuments throughout the city.
The Muni Code website lists all city ordinances. Ordinances that directly affect development are Ordinance #7677, Updated Drainage Review Fee, and Ordinance #7951, Geotechnical and Material Testing Fee.