Department Responsibilities and Functions
- Coordinates the design and construction of the city’s capital improvement projects and various other programs including road resurfacing, bridge and culvert replacements, storm water management program, handicap ramp implementation, storm and sanitary sewer upgrades, sidewalk program and ditch cleaning
- Works closely with City Council and other City Departments on site plan reviews, drainage permits, zoning change requests, property splits, petitions and assessments
- Serve you, the public, in meeting your needs regarding the public infrastructure and the various services provided by the divisions noted above
- Responsible for all maintenance and improvement projects involving infrastructure (roads, bridges, culverts, traffic signs and signals, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, ditches, waterlines, utilities andetc.) within the public right of way and on city-owned properties
Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Service if you have any questions or comments.
Engineering Dept. Forms
General Requirements per Codified Ordinances of the City Oregon
Our Codes are edited and prepared for publication by the Walter H. Drane Company and the website is maintained by the Conway Greene Co. Click here to open the main search page then type in the Chapter Number or a word in the Quick Search box at the top of the page. Listed below are many of the chapters, for your reference, relating to our Zoning Codes.
- Architectural Review Committee – Chapter 1150
- Site Plan Review – Chapter 1151
- Landscape and Bufferyards Requirements – Chapter 1152
- Off-Street Parking and Loading – Chapter 1157
- Flood Plain Regulations – Chapter 1165
- Improvements – Chapter 1177
- Sketch and Preliminary Drawings – Chapter 1179
- Sign Regulations – Chapter 1337
- 1177.06 STORM SEWERS
(a) Storm sewers shall be designed to flow just full for the five (5) year intensity-duration-frequency storm using the Rational Method. The minimum pavement gutter elevations shall be at or above the hydraulic grade line for a ten (10) year frequency storm. For the ten (10) year hydraulic gradient checks, minimum starting point elevation, when a proposed storm drainage system outlets into a nearby stream or ditch, shall be based on the twenty (20) year high water elevation as per “Comprehensive Ditch Plan”, the approved storm sewer and ditch survey for the City. If information is unavailable the high water elevation shall be determined by following sound engineering principles subject to approval by the Director of Public Service.
(b) All structures within a new street right of way shall be designed to adequately handle the storm drainage of the proposed improvement as determined by the Director of Public Service.
(c) All site development involving one (1) acre or more of property, shall be required to include on-site storm water detention/retention per the City’s current Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP). The minimum detention volume for the site shall be equivalent to the storage volume produced from a twenty-five (25) year frequency (post-developed) storm inflow with an allowable discharge of a five (5) year frequency (pre-developed) storm outflow. The storm water detention calculations for the site shall be submitted with the site grading plans and shall be subject to approval by the Director of Public Service.
(d) All storm water collection systems shall be designed to include, but not be limited to, storm water treatment for the removal of sediment. The type of storm water treatment shall be in accordance to the applicable best management practice(s) (BMPs) as listed in the City’s current SWMP. All construction and maintenance of storm water collection system shall be in accordance to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Permit No.: OHC000002, or most current permit update. All construction details, involving storm water treatment and maintenance, shall be shown on the Erosion Control Plan for the site, which shall be submitted with the site grading plans subject to review and approval from the Director of Public Service. All developers or property owners shall maintain any post-construction structural BMPs according to the maintenance requirements of said BMP. All post- construction structural BMPs will be inventoried and subject to inspection by the Department of Public Service. Failure to properly maintain the BMP will result in penalties according to subsection (f) hereof.
(e) Notification of Violation; Time Limit. Any person found to be violating any provisions of subsection (d) hereof shall be served by the City with a written notice, stating the nature of the violation, sent by first class mail to the person apparently guilty of the violation. This notice shall be deemed sufficient, in the event of violation, if sent to the address of that person as shown on the Lucas County tax records or water account records. The notice shall, in all cases, set forth a time limit during which all noted violations shall cease and be abated, and appropriate corrective action taken, and if the violator shall not thus comply, the provisions of the following paragraph shall then apply.
(f) Violation Beyond Time Limit; Penalty. Any person who continues any violation beyond the time limit provided for in subsection (d) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree and shall be punished as provided in Section 501.99 of the General Offenses Code. (Ord. 014-2006. Passed 3-13-06.)
- 1177.02 GRADING
(a) All lots shall be graded so that all storm water shall drain therefrom.
(b) The proposed storm sewer system shall then be evaluated for a storm hydraulic grade line based on a ten year storm frequency. (Ord. 175-1995. Passed 9-25-95.)
- Site Drainage Permit
- Sample Small Site Drainage Plan Requirements
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Small Lot Construction Sites
Storm Water Management Standards
- Storm Water Requirements for Site Plan Development
- Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Storm Water Management in New Development and Redevelopment
- ODNR’s Rainwater and Land Development Manual(Ohio’s Standards for Stormwater Management Land Development and Urban Stream Protection)
- Oregon Storm Water Management Plan – March 10, 2003
- Erosion and Sediment Control for Small Lot Construction
- OEPA Storm Water Program
- OEPA Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Checklist for Construction Activities
- OEPA Construction Site Inspection Checklist
- USEPA Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for Construction Activities
Roadway and Traffic Design Standards
- ODOT Design Reference Resource Center
- ODOT L & D Manual – Volume 1 Roadway Design
- Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2012 Edition)
- ODOT Traffic Engineering Manual
- ODOT Roadway Standard Construction Drawings
- ODOT Traffic Standard Construction Drawings
- ODOT Maintaining Traffic Standard Construction Drawings
- ODOT 2019 Construction and Material Specifications
- ODOT Standard Details – Curb Ramps
- ADA Curb Ramps
Water Main Standards
Sanitary Sewer Standards
Permits and Forms
Traffic Count Information
The City of Oregon Department of Public Service conducts traffic counts every two to three years to measure traffic volumes on selected streets. The information is typically collected
mechanically using tubes laid across the roadway over a minimum of a 24-hour period. This information is available from the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments traffic count database system. To access this information select the below link, select LUCAS for the County, Select OREGON for the Community, and select the a roadway from the Located on Item from the menu.
In addition, the City also conducts Intersection Turning Movement Counts at locations chosen on an as needed basis. The Intersection Turning Movement Counts provide detailed information about traffic flow and traffic needs at intersections and are conducted by field investigators typically over a minimum of an 8-hour period. Contact the Department of Public Service to check into the availability of this information for a specific location.
For more information concerning Traffic Count Information contact us at 419-698-7047.
Director of Public Service
5330 Seaman Road
Oregon, OH 43616
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday