Technical Support: The Department provides technical engineering services (including traffic engineering) and support to other County departments, staff, elected officials and the public.
Project Management: The Department manages and administers the road and drainage capital improvement programs funded by the 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). This includes but is not limited to design, environmental permitting, utility relocation, right-of-way acquisition and construction management. Additionally, the Department coordinates projects with local municipalities, state agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources) and federal agencies (e.g. US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administration), and provides contract management for other County construction projects.
Development: The Department reviews residential and commercial development plans, approves and issues development permits, and enforces compliance with County ordinances and statutes (state and federal).
Public Assistance and Relations: The Department provides general assistance to the citizens of Chatham County, hosts public hearings, attends community meetings and provides information to media.