The Engineering section of the Department of Public Works provides civil
engineering services to Nueces County in the following areas:
Prepare plans, specifications and estimates for projects such as roadway
improvements and drainage work.
Inspect and administer various types of construction projects that have been
let to contract.
Engineering Consultant Contracts
Coordinate and administer contracts with engineering consultants.
Maintain and update various maps of Nueces County, including the official
Nueces County Highway Map.
A survey crew is available whenever county operations require precise
measurements of the land surface.
Provide for planning of roadway development in rural areas and coordinate the
county's planning activities with those of the City of Corpus Christi, the
Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Port of Corpus Christi,
and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Review proposed subdivision plats and make recommendations for approval to the
commissioners' court. For more information click on Subdivision Regulations.
Review proposed development in floodplains in rural areas and issue development
permits. For more information click on Floodplain Regulations.
Master Drainage Study
Develop a Master Drainage Plan to identify priority floodplain areas
and a comprehensive study to determine factors affecting storm water drainage and infrastructure improvements to
improve drainage throughout the county.
Beach Management Plan
Review proposed development for those areas of the barrier islands where
disturbance of sand dunes is regulated by state law. For more information click
on Beach Management Plan.
Utility Permits And Geophysical Surveys
Review proposals in install utility lines or conduct geophysical surveys in
county rights-of-way. For more information click on Utility Permits.