Engineering Department

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Bruce Maples, P.E., Managing Director of Engineering and Planning
P.O. Box 447
Albany, Georgia 31702
Phone: (229) 883-6955 / Fax: (229) 431-2875

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Additional Information

Surface mining, as the same is defined in O.C.G.A. § 12-4-72, Mineral Resources and Caves Act is exempt from the City of Albany’s Soil & Erosion Ordinance but it is regulated and permitted by the Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, surface mining activity can only be conducted within the city limits of Albany on land parcels zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) or AG (Agricultural) with special approval by the Planning & Development Department. Approval by the Planning & Development Department (229 438-3900) and the GAEPD (Susan Wagner, (404) 362-2692) is required before any surface mining activity can commence. Surface mining is defined as “any activity constituting all or part of a process for the removal of minerals, ores, and other solid matter for sale or for processing or for consumption in the regular operation of a business. Tunnels, shafts, borrow pits of less than 1.1 disturbed acres, and dimension stone quarries shall not be considered to be surface mining.” The GAEPD website is:

Construction Standards Manual

The City of Albany Construction Standards Manual was updated on 09/09/2016. Significant changes were made to the 6000 SERIES (Erosion Control) on 07/25/2016. The City of Albany Construction Standards Manual is subject to change without notice. Please verify with the City of Albany Engineering Department that there have been no changes made to any of the standards before using.

Note: Additional best management practices and construction details for erosion, sediment, and pollution control are available in the current addition of the "Manual for erosion & Sediment Control in Georgia" and from the Georgia soil and water conservation commission.

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Kensington Court Elevated Water Storage Tank Construction

New Years Eve Fireworks in Downtown Albany

Snow Event in Downtown Albany January 17, 2018

Flood Risk Information Open House

Dougherty County in partnership with Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed an enhanced Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Dougherty County and all its municipalities including Albany. This FIS includes elevation profiles; charts and a narrative report of local flooding to be used by permit officials for development in the floodplain.

For information, contact Randy Weathersby, GIS Manager, City of Albany Planning and Development Services, 229-438-3900

Mission Statement

To provide design, inspection and project management services for the citizens of Albany and other city departments (particularly Public Works) to maintain and improve the city's infrastructure; to provide SPLOST expenditure tracking; and to develop maximum traffic and pedestrian safety with minimum congestion on streets and highways in Albany/Dougherty County for the benefit of the public.


The Engineering Department

Civil and Project Management Divisions have the responsibility for providing the necessary design, inspection and project management for the City of Albany. The department is an information repository for Albany's existing infrastructure to be utilized by the private sector for future development and by the City forces for maintenance. This department provides a vital function by providing information about the infrastructures to guide and help promote development without causing undue financial or physical hardship on the taxpayers. This is accomplished by carefully reviewing, approving and inspecting development projects to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as sound engineering principles. The Engineering Department Traffic Division is responsible for installation and maintenance of all traffic control devices together with conducting studies for implementing necessary modifications to improve the flow of traffic. This department also coordinates activities with the utility companies, the GA D.O.T., Dougherty County, state and federal agencies, and other engineers relative to long range planning.

Engineering Department's Organizational Chart


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