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Complete application and mail/email/fax to Engineering Department
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Within the City of Elyria
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Authorize the City of Elyria to deduct your utility payment from your financial institution
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Terminate the automatic deduction of your utility payment from your financial institution


The City of Elyria Engineering Department works closely with the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant, Water Distribution and Water Pumping, as well as our Street Department to improve and maintain Elyria’s infrastructure. Determines the appropriate compliance measures for many State and Federal regulatory agencies. 

Prior to any underground construction activities, please notify all local utilities and the Ohio Utility Protection Service by calling 1-800-362-2764 or 811.



Residents or contractors must get a permit from the Engineering Department for excavation in the tree lawn or street, new sanitary or water connections, grading, commercial drive approach or storm water activities. 

Bids and RFPs

Solicits proposals on behalf of the City for procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset either at the preliminary study, or procurement stage.

Stormwater Utility

Provides stormwater management to meet and maintain EPA NPDES Water Quality permit requirements while responsibly addressing drainage and floodplain management with available resources.

Street Resurfacing

Oversees all street resurfacing projects within the City. Every year, the Engineering Department ranks all Elyria streets that are in need of repair. Visit the Street Resurfacing page to learn more.

Public Works Projects

Responsible for the planning, design, construction management, and inspections of all city-owned Public Works projects. This does not include building inspections.

Bridge Inspections

Performs detailed inspections in accordance with the ODOT Manual of Bridge Inspection.

Street Addresses

Responsible for assigning addresses for new structure or request for a new address for an existing structure.

Sewer Laterals

To request the location of city-owned sewer main, storm main, or water line, please contact us at 440-326-1444. To serve you best, a 24-hour notice is appreciated.

Traffic, Traffic Patterns and Traffic Signals

Notify the Engineering Department a minimum of two days before the start of any proposed or planned construction zones or altered traffic patterns within the City. Responsible for requests for traffic counts, traffic-related suggestions, sign or guardrail damage.


Engineering Department
John Schneider, P.E., City Engineer

131 Court Street, Suite 303
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1444
Fax: 440-326-1441

Stormwater Information Line:

Department Staff:
Kathryn McKillips, P.E., Assistant City Engineer

Justin Dietz, P.E., CPESC, Project Engineer

Jade Atkinson, Engineering Secretary

William Forthofer, Project Manager

Tim Gallagher, Inspector

Pat Beckwith, Inspector

Keith Everhart, Inspector

Thomas Oliver, Inspector

Tom Roelle, Locator

Gina Rothgery, Traffic Engineering Technician

Scott Buzaleski, GIS Technician