For the proper operation of the street and utility systems within the City of Midland, Engineering services are an essential aspect of municipal government. Maintaining a safe street system and traffic control for drivers and assuring that the city's underground sewer and water systems are able to accommodate the residents of Midland is an integral part of the Engineering Department's many services.

Engineering Department Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except designated holidays)

Engineering Department
333 W. Ellsworth St.
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-837-3348  

Public Improvement Requests

Sidewalk Installation and Public Improvement Requests   By November 1 of each year, Midland citizens may submit a request that the City consider installing sidewalks where none currently exist, or specific improvement projects such as street paving or installation/repair of water or sewer mains.

Project Permits

The Engineering Department issues various permits as outlined below. Fees may be charged when permit applications are submitted; read applications to find out more.

  • Engineering Permit Application Form Use this form to requests Sidewalk Installation/Replacement ( Click here for sidewalk installation / replacement requirements.),Storm/Sanitary Sewer Connections, Street Cuts,Curb Cuts and Driveways

  • Storm Water Management Before initiating any new construction, development, redevelopment, or land use change (regulated by Chapter 29 of the City's Code of Ordinances), applicants are required to obtain a storm water permit.

  • Utility Before initiating installation of new utility main lines using the City's right-of-way, this application must be filled out and a permit approved, in compliance with Chapter 22 of the City's Code of Ordinances. The exception to this requirement is overhead utility pole lines or work that's completed under the City's direction.

  • Moving This permit is required to move a building or oversized load on a trailer within the city.

Latest Updates

Construction News Interactive map of City construction projects

Metropolitan Planning Organization

  The City of Midland is new member of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for federal funding of transit and transportation projects referred to as Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS).

For information about MATS, Click here.

All About The Department

What We Do...

The Engineering Department is responsible for the following:

  • Construction Process Involves constructing and upgrading Midland's streets, public utility (water and sewer) infrastructure and Engineering Design and Inspection Services
  • Mapping of all streets, underground water mains, storm & sanitary sewers, City parks, and aerial photography

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) pertaining to the City's Engineering Department

Traffic Control

Traffic Operations - Includes information on Signs & Signals maintenance, traffic signal timing, traffic control orders operations and traffic control for block parties.

Neighborhood Block Party Requests Form

Have a Traffic Concern? Click here for Contact Names/Numbers

Have a Traffic Request? Click here for easy-to-use online form

Street Lights  Although most lights in Midland are owned and maintained by Consumers Energy, the City often serves as a liaison between citizens and consumers on street light maintenance and installation requests.

Jack Barstow Airport

The City manages Midland's only general aviation airport, the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport.